Columbus police are investigating a homicide on the corner of Swann Street and Rochester Avenue in south Columbus where a body was found Wednesday in a side yard. Columbus Police Maj. J.D. Hawk said the man died in a shooting.
Darius Travick, 27, is charged with one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 92-year-old John Dawson and the beating of his 89-year-old wife in the 400 block of Victoria Drive. He was represented by Stacey Jackson.
Markel Ervin, 17, center, appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court Tuesday. He is charged with murder for Destinee Virgin’s fatal shooting Saturday, but he also faces accusations from an April 25 incident in which he allegedly held her against his will.
Destinee Virgin, 18, was shot and killed Saturday night near the intersection of Macon Road and Rigdon Road in Columbus. Family and friends gathered near the site to remember her, and have also created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
Three elderly Columbus victims, all in or near their 90s, were assaulted Monday morning and one has died from his injuries, according to Columbus Police Major J.D. Hawk. Police were called around 10:40 a.m. to the 400 block of Victoria Drive.
One elderly person and two other elderly victims were attacked in a Columbus home Monday morning. Police responded to a call of a naked man running around the neighborhood. No cause of death was given by coroner.
Northside High student Sherman McClendon, 17, pulled a gas-powered pellet handgun and a blue bandana and pointed it at another student. Police say he presented himself as a gang member, and is now held without bond until his hearing in Superior Court
The Columbus Police recently release a 2018 Wanted Persons BOLO for Part 1 crimes. Police say you should NOT approach these men. They ask you to call 911. This reflects information released Sept. 18, 2018.
An apparent chase from Phenix City ended in Columbus Friday morning when a man was taken into custody on the walking trail at Lakebottom Park , witnesses said. This is raw video from the scene of the arrest.
Overdoses on synthetic cannabinoids, sometimes known as K2 or Spice, are the latest deadly epidemic in Florida Prisons. The Florida Department of Corrections suspects K2 is behind a dramatic uptick in prison deaths.
Columbus Police Maj. J.D. Hawk said at least 104 suspects were arrested and 301 charges were filed during “Operation Street Sweep” through high crime areas in Columbus last week, authorities said Tuesday.
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