DELAWARE COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — John D. Schmittauer, of Columbus, OH, has been identified as the victim in a fatal South Old State Road, Lewis Center crash on Thursday.
“Johnny” Schmittauer, 23, was operating a 2009 Honda Civic northbound on S Old State Road, in Lewis Center, OH, at around 11:15 p.m., Thursday, when for unknown reasons, exited the roadway, struck a mailbox and flipped over into a ditch, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers.
Schmittauer was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.
According to troopers, at about 11:15pm, Thursday, John D. Schmittauer, 23, of Lewis Center. Schmittauer was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Continue reading
COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Robert Coleman has been identified as the body found along I-70 Tuesday morning.
Columbus Police say 42-year-old Coleman wasn’t killed by a car driving on the interstate but they are still trying to learn how the body ended up on the roadway.
Police say the believe someone dumped Coleman near the mound street exit on I-70 eastbound before fleeing. “There were absolutely no signs of trauma that I’ve been told, so nothing… proof of being left there,” Sgt. Chantay Boxill, Columbus Police Spokeswoman Continue reading
COLUMBUS, GA. (THECOUNT) — James Richardson Jr., of Columbus, GA, has been identified as the man found shot and killed Monday night in east Columbus, according to authorities.
Richardson, 37, was killed Monday night in a shooting that occurred at a residence on Hunter Ridge Circle in east Columbus, just before 10:00 p.m. EST.
Homicide investigators on-scene said they found Richardson suffering from gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning.
Richardson Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been announced and no motive in the case was immediately provided by officials.
The shooting took place on Hunter Ridge Circle in Columbus. Continue reading
Ohio police are investigating the robbery of a woman that turned deadly at a Columbus gas station after a group of witnesses followed the suspect in an attempt to detain him Sunday morning.
Columbus Division of Police say several males chased a robbery suspect after witnessing him accost a woman visiting a Speedway Gas Station, located at, 1442 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH.
After a brief chase, the group of “Good Samaritans” cornered the suspect near the rear of the airport Sheraton Hotel, and an altercation ensued, police say. Continue reading
Darrell Bruffy has been identified as the Ohio man shot and killed during a police-involved shooting in Columbus.
Bruffy, 55, was pulled over after Deputy Jacob Heaberlin responded to the area on reports of an erratic driver traveling on US 62 early evening Wednesday night. Bruffy fled the scene and a chase ensued.
The pursuit ended several minutes and a few miles later at the corner of Eakin Road and Harrisburg Pike, when Bruffy crashed. Moments later, authorities say Bruffy exited the vehicle and began shooting immediately. Heaberlin returned fire after he was shot once in the lower right abdomen. Two Franklin Township Officers who had pulled up immediately after the crash also returned fire. Continue reading
Derek Walton, a Columbus firefighter, has been identified as the man killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday evening near downtown Columbus.
Walton was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when the wreck occurred before 10 p.m. at the intersection of E Long St. and N 11th St., Columbus, OH, the Columbus Division of Police said.
Assistant Chief James Cannell with the Columbus Division of Fire released the following statement: Continue reading
Sue Doody, the founder of Lindey’s Restaurant in German Village area of Columbus, Ohio, has died after a battle with cancer.
Doody, 83, founded the restaurant in 1981.
The Doody family released a statement on Facebook: Continue reading
Casey Clark has been named as one of the dead in a Columbus, GA., murder-suicide.
Clark, 29, died after being shot by 56-year-old Denis McGibney. He then turned the gun on himself. The relationship between the pair is unclear.
Police say the murder-suicide occurred at Greystone Falls Apartments, 1701 Williams Court, Columbus, GA 31904.
On Sunday, March 20 around 1:10 p.m. police received a welfare check call at the apartment by friends of Clark who stated she would not answer the door and they could hear a baby crying.
When police arrived, entry was made into the apartment by forcing open the front door. Once inside the apartment, they discovered a deceased male and female. The baby was located unharmed. Continue reading
11-year-old Rajai Joyce is missing and the Columbus Police are asking for the public’s help to find her. She disappeared from the northeast side of Columbus, OH.
Police said Joyce was last seen leaving her home near Apley Place and Thornapple Drive Thursday. They added the girl suffers from asthma and may be in need immediate medical attention.
She is described as approximately 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, purple jacket, blue jeans, and red and white Kangaroo shoes with a green bag.
Police said her hair was fashioned in the popular braids at the bottom and buns at the top.
Police ask if anyone with information to call the Missing Persons Unit at 614-645-4624.
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