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19 Columbus Crips gang members charged for murder

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Nineteen members of the Columbus Crips gang have been charged for racketeering and murder.

Allegedly, these members of the gang were involved in five murders, multiple attempted murders and other violent and drug-trafficking crimes, reports KCBY.

Fifteen of the 19 charged are in custody.

The alleged gang members charged include:

  • 26-year-old Dominique “Doggy” Bryant
  • 23-year-old Charles Carson
  • 26-year-old Jonathan “Jesus” Dantzler
  • 21-year-old Terrell “T Body” Hansard
  • 30-year-old Andrew “Drip” Harris
  • 19-year-old Eric “Lil Go, Little E” Henderson Jr.
  • 39-year-old Eric “Easy” Henderson Sr.
  • 20-year-old Michael “Bang” Henderson
  • 25-year-old Steve “Big Go, Tana” Henderson
  • 26-year-old Brandon “Gunner” Martin
  • 22-year-old Lee “Capone” Devine McCrae
  • 25-year-old Shawn “Mook” Nelms
  • 21-year-old Terrance “Tee” Pyfrom
  • 26-year-old Donovan “Don Don” Reed
  • 25-year-old Deswan “Dezzy” Robinson
  • 24-year-old Thomas “Bhomo” Seals
  • 29-year-old Derrick “Fresh” Thornton
  • 35-year-old Marcus “Ox, Wax” Walton
  • 25-year-old Michael “Sossa” Watson

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The five murders the gang is accused of carrying out include:

  1. July 1, 2012 murder of Frankly Tention on Ellison Street by Dantzler and Nelms
  2. March 15, 2013 murder of William Moore, a rival gang member, by Martin, Nelms and Robinson
  3. December 23, 2013 murder of Marvin Ector on East 5th Avenue by Henderson and Watson
  4. January 24, 2015 murder of Quincy Story by Carson
  5. March 4, 2016 murder of Deaonte Fisher where Hansard was involved

All are facing life in prison and some may even be eligible for the death penalty.

The technical name of the gang is “Trevitt and Atcheson Crips” after Trevitt and Atcheson streets in the King-Lincoln district in near east Columbus.

KCBY reports that through fear, intimidation and violence, the men were able to control the entire area bounded by Mt. Vernon Avenue to the south, Leonard Avenue to the north, Taylor Avenue to the east, and St. Clair Avenue to the west.

The gang is also accused of 26 other attempted murders between June 14, 2010 and March 15, 2017 and distributing cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and marijuana to fund gun purchases.

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Columbus firefighter on leave after attempting sexual conduct with teen

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A Columbus firefighter is being charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

According to court documents per 10TV, 54-year-old Walter Lash is on leave without pay following conduct involving a 15-year-old girl on Feb. 26.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin released a statement to 10TV on the charge:

“We have been aware of the charges against Lash. This is devastating to the division and is in no way representative of the values that define us as public servants. Lash will be afforded due process in court as anyone would be and then will face appropriate actions by the division of fire.”

Lash being held at the Franklin County Jail, and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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2 former OSU football players facing rape, kidnapping charges

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Two Ohio State University football players have been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court, reports Columbus Dispatch.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment Riep and Wint share on Sawmill Place Boulevard.

The two men have been dismissed from the Ohio State football team.

To read more from the affidavit filed by Columbus police about the alleged incident, visit The Dispatch.

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Police investigating Short North shooting, 2nd in 3 days

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Short North, the second in the area in just three days.

According to 10TV, two men got into an argument with two other men just after 3am this morning in the 700 block of North High St. One of the men walked back to a vehicle to get a handgun and fired eight shots.

One man was shot in the back, and another man was cut on the ear by a knife.

A witness told police the suspects left the scene in a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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On Friday, a bystander was shot in the face by a stray bullet outside Monarch Lounge located at 700 North High St.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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