Man charged with Tearicka Cradle murder appears on separate charges he violently raped a woman in 2020


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A man charged in the murder of Columbus city employee Tearicka Cradle appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court Saturday on separate charges of kidnapping and rape from October 2020.

A judge set Netter’s bond on the rape charges at $750,000 and scheduled his preliminary hearing for August 30 at 9 a.m.

Netter, 24, was arrested last week by Columbus SWAT. He and 29-year old Lonnie Ray Davis are suspected of shooting and killing 45-year old Tearicka Cradle — a nine-year employee with the city — in a northeast Columbus home in July 2021.

Saturday’s arraignment has to do with a separate case from 2020, in which Netter allegedly held a woman at gunpoint and forced her to perform sexual acts.

According to the complaint, a 31-year old woman met Netter on the 700 block of E. Hudson St. on Oct. 9, 2020, and agreed to walk with him to a nearby location to smoke drugs. In an alley, the complaint says Netter allegedly threatened the woman with a gun to her head, then forced her to perform several sex acts. Afterward, the woman ran from the scene and Netter allegedly fired a shot from his gun.

The woman was examined at Riverside Hospital and police say a DNA analysis identified Ivan Netter as the rape suspect.

On August 12, 2021, while incarcerated for the Cradle case, Netter denied the rape allegation to police, saying the alleged victim made it up.

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