A 26-year-old man was outside a convenience store early Saturday when he was punched in the throat as another assailant “danced around” and asked when he could kill the man, police said.
Jeffery C. White, 46, punched the younger man and pushed him to the ground around 2:30 a.m. outside of Money Back Food, 4499 Warm Springs Road, reports state. As White punched, Jeffery D. Lowe, 45, motioned like he was going to pull a weapon from beneath his shirt while saying “Can I kill him” and “Let’s kill him,” police said.
The younger man thought he’d get shot and went inside the store, where the clerk locked the doors and called 911, reports show.
The two suspects were still in the area when officers arrived and both were arrested around 3 a.m.
Lowe and White are charged with aggravated assault, disorderly while intoxicated and loitering. White is also charged with battery with physical harm.
The two suspects are scheduled for Columbus Recorder’s Court at 8 a.m. Monday.