CRIME & SAFETY
Grand jury declines to indict man in I-670 homicide
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A grand jury did not return an indictment against a man charged with murder in connection with a deadly shooting on I-670. Tony Brock was charged by Columbus police with murder after the Nov. 10 fatal shooting of 52-year-old Bret Bennett. Police at the time...
Central Ohio car dealership accused of scamming customers
Central Ohio car dealership accused of scamming customers.
Suspect arrested after body found in burning car in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A man has been arrested after one person was found dead inside a burning car in north Columbus. Officers took William Gray, 27, into custody, and Franklin County Municipal Court records showed he faced a single charge of murder. The arrest came after authorities went at 12:41 a.m. Friday to Weldon […]
Family raising funds for funeral costs following death of 13-year-old
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A Columbus family is still trying to come to terms with the senseless loss of a 13-year-old who was shot dead outside of a northeast side market. Investigators told ABC 6 that two other people were also hit in that shooting. One of those victims died as well. As officers try to track down the shooter, a local family is left with one question: why did it all have to happen?
‘Broke my heart;’ Sister mourns loss of 13-year-old brother, urges people to put down the guns
On Dec. 1, Columbus police found a 13-year-old, another juvenile, and one other shot along the 700 block of Stelzer Road.
Still no arrests 2 years after Columbus shooting that killed 2 young siblings, 22-year-old man
COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the mother of 6-year-old Londynn and 9-year-old Demitrius Wall'neal, talking about her kids in the past tense is still difficult. “Imagine how painful that is. What is going to be the resolution here?" said Brittany Jones. On the evening of Dec. 7, 2021, Columbus police...
Suspect in Multi-State Police Chase Overdoses in Stolen Vehicle, Now in ICU
A high-speed chase across state lines ended in an unexpected standoff on I-75 when the suspect, identified as John Lewis, overdosed inside a stolen vehicle. Now in ICU, Lewis faces multiple charges including burglary, robbery, and possession of a controlled substance. The vehicle was reported stolen from Lexington.
Teenager Driving Stolen Kia Could Face More Charges After Fatal Police Chase
• A 15-year-old boy driving a stolen Kia Optima caused a fatal crash during a high-speed pursuit with Franklin County Sheriff's deputies. The victim, Matthew Moshi, died from his injuries two days after the crash.
Lyft Passenger Describes Calling 911 and Pretending She Was Talking to a Friend After Scary Ride Experience
Ohio resident Bri Ledsome claimed police discovered weapons inside the car of a Lyft driver who had taken her miles away from her destination
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Apprehends Two Suspects in Stolen Truck Loaded with Stolen Goods
• The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported a stolen 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 from a residence in Jackson Township. • OnStar provided tracking information to the Sheriff’s Office, which helped locate the stolen vehicle in the area of Mound Street and Clarendon Avenue.
Columbus teen charged in fatal double shooting sent to trial in adult court, $150k bond set
Shawna Bobst was a mix of emotions Thursday after a court hearing for one of the two teens Franklin County prosecutors allege fatally shot Bobst's 18-year-old son Layton Ridgedell last year. Franklin County Juvenile Judge George Leach ruled during the hearing that Terrell Hicks-Freeman, 16, will stand trial as an adult for...
Columbus SWAT overnight standoff ends with domestic violence suspect in custody
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A man is in custody following an hours-long standoff overnight with Columbus SWAT officers near Valleyview on the west side. Officers initially went to the home along Karen Court at the Westbrook Community mobile home park after a woman reported a domestic violence situation around 12:47 am, according to a sergeant on the scene.
Fatal Florida Crash Involving Stolen Mustang and Uber Vehicle Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured
• A 22-year-old man, Leosvany Arias Roman, is being charged with murder after crashing a stolen Ford Mustang into an Uber driver’s van near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida, resulting in two deaths.
Ohio Trooper's Quick Thinking Saves Teen in Turnpike Emergency
Experience the intense moment when an Ohio trooper makes a snap decision that saves a teen's life during an emergency on the turnpike. Witness the struggle, the urgency, and the relief in this raw, unfiltered footage.
Flock camera could soon be installed at Reynoldsburg apartment complex investigated by Problem Solvers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The owners of the apartment complex Eden of Reynoldsburg could soon install a flock camera at the property's entrance after ABC6 On Your Side Problem Solvers featured a lack of security measures on the property and a string of car break-ins and theft, according to the Reynoldsburg city attorney on Friday.
Grandview Heights police identify man who died on I-670 east, say he earlier stabbed woman
Grandview Heights police have identified a man whose body was found on Interstate 670 east near the Grandview exit Wednesday morning and are investigating his death as part of an attempted murder-suicide. Richard Mathes, 70, of Grandview Heights, was pronounced dead along I-670 east by the Columbus Division of Fire...
DNA Testing Refutes Ohio Man’s Claim of Innocence
Ohio Innocence Project sought testing after review of Samuel Herring conviction
Accused Serial Rapist Brian Karr Faces Additional Charges as Another Victim Emerges
Accused serial rapist, Brian Karr, faces fresh charges as another victim steps forward. The 33-year-old now faces indictments for rape and sexual battery in a third case. Previously indicted for allegedly raping a woman on a first date and assaulting a minor, Karr could face life imprisonment if convicted.
Car crashes into northeast Columbus apartment building
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A driver is recovering at a local hospital after crashing their car into a northeast Columbus apartment building. Authorities responded to Cherry Blossom Way Apartments in Blendon Woods, north of Gahanna, at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday after report of a crash, according to the Columbus Division of Fire. The car […]