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Have you seen the vehicle of interest in Upper Arlington murder case?

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After the Upper Arlington police’s first suspect in the Shops on Lane murder case was released on his own recognizance, they’re on the hunt for a new person of interest and a suspect vehicle.

Police are asking anyone with information about a dark green 1997 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer edition, with Ohio license plate GRG8563, to contact them at 614-583-5160, reports This Week New.

The vehicle is registered to Jeffrey Blaire Harrison, a black male, 6-feet tall and 195 pounds.

Blaire is the new person of interested in the stabbing death of Charles McCoy outside China Dynasty on June 11.

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The first suspect, Jeffery Lamar Smith, had a warrant out for his arrest after an eyewitness said they saw him in an altercation with McCoy earlier on June 11.

Smith turned himself into police on June 12.

But then, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien waived his $1.5 million bond and released him on his own recognizance on June 14.

Smith’s attorney says his client is the victim of mistaken identity.

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Horny hoodlums snatch $2,000 worth of merchandise from adult store

Mike Thomas

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Columbus Police are seeking the public's help in identifying four individuals who stole lingerie and other, um, "goods" from the Lions Den store at 1144 Alum Creek Drive late Monday night:

https://twitter.com/ColumbusPolice/status/1163521235692740609

Staff at the store estimated the value of the stolen goods at around $2,000.

Is that a banana in your pocket, or did you just rip off a $600 "item" from Lion's Den? Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives at 614-645-2072, or to email [email protected]

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Crime Spree: Man accused of committing 12 crimes in 30 minutes

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In a criminal rampage worthy of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, Columbus police say a local man racked up a dozen crimes in just 30 minutes earlier this month.

29-year-old Rodney Edward King, Jr. allegedly committed his sprint of misdeeds on Aug. 6 between 9:54 PM and 10:15 PM.

King allegedly robbed the residents of five different apartments before throwing a rock at a cab on the street. He then threatened a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver, striking him on the foot.

King faces 10 felony charges and 2 misdemeanors, including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing and Criminal Damaging or Endangering.

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Disturbing: Hundreds of animals seized from local pet shop, home

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In a scene that's being described as "disturbing," hundreds of animals, both dead and alive, were removed from a local pet store and residency Tuesday.

Columbus Humane agents seized about 100 reptiles, more than 90 dogs and puppies, and more than 50 livestock animals (turkeys, goats, pigs) from the Petting Zoo Pet Shop on West Broad Street and the owner’s residence on Demorest Road, reports 10TV.

The rescue and recover mission was the culmination of a months-long investigation into multiple complaints of improper caring of animals.

Columbus Humane will soon make available a list of supplies needed to care for the surviving animals.

Once the owner is in custody, charges will be filed.

https://www.facebook.com/columbushumane/posts/10157012717698591
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