Police Cpl. Patrick Knight was summoned to investigate a disturbance inside the low-income apartment building at 3:56 p.m. on Feb. 16, prosecutors said. When he got to the door of the apartment in the towers at 211 W. 12th St., he heard screams.
Judge Maureen Gottfried sentenced 54-year-old David Patrick Ward Sr. to 15 years with three to serve and the rest on probation for the Feb. 17 assault on a 44-year-old woman with whom he was living at the time.
Authorities said a man facing child molestation charges sent a letter from the Muscogee County Jail trying to influence a woman and the victims to change their testimony. He pleaded not guilty to influencing a witness August 15, 2017, in Recorder’s Court.
Two siblings pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and aggravated assault in Columbus Recorder’s Court on August 15, 2017. Authorities said the brother beat the victim with crowbar during the incident, leaving the victim with facial and head wounds.
A homeless woman pleaded not guilty to loitering for the purpose of prostitution and giving false information August 8, 2017, in Columbus Recorder’s Court. Authorities said the incident happened August 6, 2017, in South Columbus.
Mary Russell speaks about her nephew Jakorbin King after a Thursday morning hearing in Columbus Recorder's Court in which two men charged with murder in connection with King's murder and another man facing an aggravated assault charge related to the case made an initial appearance.
Mike HaskeyThe Ledger-Enquirer
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