Donte Tyrell Jones, 30, of Columbus also was charged with one count each of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission or attempt to commit certain crime
Deputy Warden S.J. Thomas told Judge Steve Smith that the neighbor reported seeing an inmate doff his work vest and walk behind a house at 140 Torch Hill Road at 11:33 a.m. Friday, then come back out about 10 minutes later, put his vest back on and return to the work detail.
Casey Davis, a 31-year-old correctional officer with Columbus Public Works, was arrested on May 22, 2017, and charged with aiding or permitting another to escape, false statements and writings, reckless conduct and violation of oath by a public officer.
The Columbus Police Department has released the name of the officer who was involved in the May 18, 2017, chase where 22-year-old murder suspect Deonte Giles was fatally struck by a vehicle. He was identified as Ryan Vardman, who has been with the department for six years.
Xzavaien Trevon Jones was sentenced to life without parole for murder, plus a $10,000 fine for gang violence. Tekoa Chantrell Young and Terell Raquez McFarland were both sentenced to life with parole plus a $10,000 fine for gang violence. They will be eligible for parole in 30 years.
Jamorris Worthey, 27, was charged with one count each of possessing Ecstasy with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug related object and pills not kept in the original container.
Dudley Jones Sr. of Columbus speaks on the death of his 44-year-old son Dudley Jones Jr., who was killed April in the 2200 block of Ticknor Drive. Jones found out Friday afternoon the man suspected in his son's death was pronounced dead of blunt-force trauma at 11:55 a.m. Thursday after he was fatally struck by a police vehicle on Cusseta Road.
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