COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus man is accused of committing 10 felonies and two misdemeanors against seven victims in less than a half hour.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says that between 9:54 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on August 6, 29-year-old Rodney Edward King Jr. entered five random apartments or homes along West Broad Street and robbed the residents. O’Brien said King then threw a rock at a cab and assaulted a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver.
King is charged with aggravated burglary and burglary, aggravated robbery and robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing, and criminal damaging or endangering, for a total of twelve counts.
“During a half hour time span, this man went from one location to the next, within a one block radius, committing multiple felonies against seven different victims,” said O’Brien.
King was arrested almost immediately.
King is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.