Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey says nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives.
Columbus Police Detective Sherman Hayes testified witnesses said they saw suspect Brenton Rhasheem Davis pursue Tommy Jones III, firing shots at Jones, and after Jones collapsed near Tate Drive, the suspect stood over Jones and fired more shots.
Defense attorney Stacey Jackson answers questions Friday morning about surveillance video and charges his client Brenton Rhasheem Davis faces. Davis is charged with murder in the Nov. 21 fatal shooting of Tommy Jones III near a Walgreens in Columbus.
Police say sexually incriminating Facebook messages led to a group-care home worker’s arrest for allegedly having sex with a boy in the home. Her attorney questioned whether she was the one who sent the messages and asked the judge to set a low bond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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