COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police have identified the two people shot and killed at a northeast Columbus bar, as the suspect failed to finish his court appearance Thursday.
A Franklin County judge attempted to arraign Jonathan Pigram, on Thursday after due to uncooperative behavior, court officials said. He is accused of killing 41-year-olds Cornet H. Powell and Dawn E. Dunn at about 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday at Cheers Too on Cleveland Avenue, according to the Columbus Division of Police.
Pigram appeared in court for two cases on Thursday, facing felonious assault and two counts of murder for Wednesday’s shooting and a misdemeanor charge for a separate incident. The judge decided to hold Pigram on no bond and set a second arraignment for a later date to address the charges for Wednesday’s shooting after the suspect was described as acting “unruly.”
Pigram walked away during his arraignment, and deputy appeared to tell the judge Pigram was refusing to continue.
Powell and Dunn were pronounced dead at the scene and a third 48-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Friends of theirs described both victims as kind people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, Pigram has an extensive history of criminal charges dating back to 2006. Among those charges include having weapons under disability, robbery, theft, assault, domestic violence, and most recently aggravated menacing and discharging a weapon in January. He will be arraigned on the murder charges Friday.