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CPD Officer Mitchell Brock, facing witness influencing charges, makes bond

Mitchell Brock, the Columbus police officer accused of trying to influence a witness in his brother's murder case, is out on bond, jail records show.

Brock, 22, made his $10,000 bond Wednesday night. He faces charges of influencing a witness and attempted influencing a witness in connection with the murder case of his brother, 24-year-old James Brock.

Both men were indicted Tuesday - Mitchell Brock for the influencing charges and James Brock on charges of murder and aggravated assault in connection with the October 2009 shooting deaths of Tyesha A. McNair and Terence J. Clark.

The indictment accuses Mitchell Brock of trying to influence a witness on Oct. 27, 2009, when he contacted the International House of Pancakes about an employee. Mitchell Brock allegedly led people to think he was acting as an officer in an investigation on a witness in the case against his brother.

The indictment also states that Mitchell Brock drove by the home of another witness on Nov. 13 and made shooting motions with his hands toward the witness and his family in an effort to dissuade him from testifying.

Mitchell Brock is currently on administrative leave without pay pending termination, said Police Chief Ricky Boren.

James Brock is accused of fatally shooting McNair and Clark, both 21. Clark was discovered in the parking lot in front of 5224 Crystal Court Apt. B. He had multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and arm, reports state.

McNair was in the living room of Apt. D with multiple gunshot wounds to her head.

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