GA Man Lukas Boykin ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Columbus Fatal Shooting

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Lukas Boykin, of Columbus, Georgia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night shooting in Muscogee County.

Boykin, 30, was fatally shot before midnight near Columbus Friday night.

According to reports, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of Toney Dr, just before midnight Friday. When they arrived, officers located Boykin suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the area of 4858 Toney Dr.

Boykin was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning just after midnight.

The investigation on the deadly incident remains ongoing.

No motive of suspect information was provided.

Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Muscogee County is a county located on the central western border of the U.S. state of Georgia; its western border with the state of Alabama is formed by the Chattahoochee River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 189,885 – Wikipedia.

OH Man Joseph Groth ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Columbus Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Wayne Groth Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal single-vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Groth, 58, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Columbus Friday night.

According to reports, Groth was operating a vehicle on Parsons Avenue near Llewellyn Avenue in Columbus, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole.

Groth was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2019 census estimates, the population was 1,316,756, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.

OH Pair Matthew Dildine & Melissa Dingess ID’d As Victims In Thursday Columbus Double-Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

MARION COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Matthew Elliott Dildine and Melissa L. Dingess, both of Columbus County, Ohio, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal vehicle crash in Marion County Thursday evening.

Dildine, 42, and 26-year-old Dingess, were both killed Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash near pleasant Township.

According to reports, Dildine and Dingess were traveling in a vehicle on US-23 in Pleasant Township, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 4 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree and rolled over into a culvert.

Dildine was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Dingess was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver was transported with unknown non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,501. Its county seat is Marion. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824. It is named for General Francis “The Swamp Fox” Marion, a South Carolinian officer in the Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

OH Man Shin Iisaka ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Violet Township Fatal DUI Bicycle Collision

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Shin Iisaka, of Grandview Heights, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday evening bicycle collision involving a possible DUI driver in Fairfield County.

Iisaka, 47, was killed in a vehicle-versus-bicycle collision Tuesday night near Pickerington in Violet Township.

According to reports, Iisaka, a known cycling enthusiast, was operating his bicycle on Basil Western Rd near Pickerington Rd in Violet Township, when he was struck by suspected DUI driver, 42-year-old Joshua P. Osmar of Canal Winchester, around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Iisaka was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and transported straight to the morgue.

Osmar is facing possible charges in the deadly incident.

Local news outlets identified the victim as, “Shin Isiaka.”

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Fairfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,156. Its county seat is Lancaster. Its name is a reference to the Fairfield area of the original Lancaster. Fairfield County is part of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Ohio State Buckeyes Amir Riep Jahsen Wint Arrested Tuesday On Rape Kidnapping Charges

COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Ohio State students and football players, Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, were arrested Tuesday night and charged with rape and kidnapping, according to Franklin County municipal court records.

Riep and Wint, both 21, are currently in police custody and face charges of rape by threat of force and kidnapping to engage in sexual activity.

According to court records the alleged crimes happened on February 4, 2020, reports WKYC.

Both men are seniors.

The University issued the following statement following their arrests.

“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged. They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”

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Geo quick facts: Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers – wikipedia.

Active Shooter Firing At Officers In Monday Columbus OH Barricade Situation

COLUMBUS. OH. (THCOUNT) — Columbus police are reporting shots have been fired at officers and a man has barricaded himself inside a home near Eakin Road Monday afternoon.

According to police, a unidentified man is firing at officers in the area.

Columbus SWAT units and hostage negotiators are on scene, reports 10TV.

There is no information on any injuries at this time.

Avoid the area.

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Geo quick facts: Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers – wikipedia.

OH Man Baird McCarty ID’d As Pedestrian In Saturday Night Fatal Columbus I-70 Hit-And-Run

COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Ohio man, Baird McCarty has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday night in Columbus, according to Sunday reports.

McCarty, 53, was killed after being struck by a vehicle in west Columbus on Saturday night.

Columbus police say they responded to reports of a man down around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night.

When they arrived they discovered a pedestrian down and injured on I-70 eastbound at Hilliard Rome Road.

Investigators say two vehicles became disabled and stopped in the median of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. McCarty exited his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle.

That vehicle then fled the scene.

McCarty’s last known address was 3724 Kimberly West Dr., in Columbus, OH.

McCarty was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt for injuries.

Authorities are looking for a white car, possibly a Chevrolet Malibu or similar body style. The car will have fresh front damage, reports 10TV.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Columbus is the Ohio state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers. Ohio is a midwestern U.S. state stretching from the Ohio River and Appalachian Mountains in the south to Lake Erie in the north. On the shores of the lake is the city of Cleveland, site of the Cleveland Museum of Art and its renowned collection of European paintings and especially Asian art. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and close to expansive Cuyahoga Valley National Park – wikipedia.

GA Horror Quadruple Homicide Unfolding Overnight In Columbus ‘Family Violence’

COLUMBUS, GA. (THECOUNT) — Travane Brandon Jackson has been identified as the suspect arrested in a grisly quadruple homicide at Elizabeth Canty Apartments, in Columbus, Georgia last night.

Jackson was taken into custody and charged with four counts of family violence in the murder of 29-year-old woman, Jerrica Spellman, and her three young children.

All the victims were stabbed to death near 20th Avenue and Cusseta Road.

CPD is working to confirm Jackson’s relationship to the three children killed, but he is believed to be their father, reports WTMV.

The children reportedly range in age from less than a year old to 3-years-old.

Police say they are not looking for any further suspects at this time.

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Geo quick facts: Columbus is a city in western Georgia. The Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a long promenade for walking or biking along the Chattahoochee River. Overlooking the river, the National Civil War Naval Museum displays the remains of 19th-century warships. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is home to an immersive theater and an observatory. To the east, the Columbus Museum shows American artwork and regional history exhibits – wikipedia.

Dead Body Found Saturday Inside Freezer At Columbus GA Piggly Wiggly

COLUMBUS, GA. (THECOUNT) — Georgia authorities are investigating after a human body was discovered deceased in the freezer area of a columbus Piggly Wiggly store on Saturday.

Authorities confirmed a dead body was located at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store located at, 2424 Woodruff Farm Rd, in Columbus, GA.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms one human body was found in a freezer at the grocery store this morning, reports Live5News.

It is not yet clear if foul play is suspected.

The identity of the body is being withheld while officials work to contact next of kin.

Anyone with possible information on the incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Columbus is a city in western Georgia. The Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a long promenade for walking or biking along the Chattahoochee River. Overlooking the river, the National Civil War Naval Museum displays the remains of 19th-century warships. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is home to an immersive theater and an observatory. To the east, the Columbus Museum shows American artwork and regional history exhibits – wikipedia.

Body Of Missing OH Activist, Amber Evans, Pulled Saturday From Columbus Scioto River

COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Amber Evans has been identified as the body recovered Saturday from the Scioto River, in Columbus, Ohio.

In January, Evans, 28, was reported missing by her family after she left a meeting near downtown. Her car was later found abandoned on Belle Street, near the Scioto River.

Since January, several local search parties and rallies have been held to help find Evans, with no success. Her mother and father both declined comment through a family friend on Saturday, and said they were waiting for an official identification on the body before saying anything further, reports ABC6OnYourSide.

The Saturday morning search was a joint effort with members of the Columbus Police Special Victims Bureau, working with the Columbus Police Dive team. The teams worked in the area of the Whittier Street peninsula. The Franklin County Coroner’s office was called in to work with the detectives.

A cause of death was not provided.

Geo quick facts: Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers – wikipedia.

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