This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Felony Assault which took place on the Westside of Columbus.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, at approximately 3:30pm, a young mother was playing with her children, ages 1 and 2 years old, at Westgate Park, when her three year old broke another child’s “sippy” cup. The young mother apologized to the other unidentified mother and offered to pay $10.00 for the cup. The unidentified mother became irate and refused the money, saying that it wasn’t enough. The young mother again apologized and moved away from the other woman to avoid further confrontation. As the young mother was putting her 1-year old child into a swing, the other mother approached and hit her in the face. The two women briefly fought and then separated. Then an unidentified male, who is believed to be the husband or boyfriend of the irate mother, approached the young mother and, without saying a word, punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious. When the victim came to, she gathered up her two young children and drove to a nearby family member’s house. From there she was taken to the hospital where it was discovered she suffered extensive injuries, including a broken jaw in two places, requiring surgery. Because of this assault, she now suffers permanent paralysis on the right side of her face. Not only did the victim suffer assault in front of her small children, she also lost her job because she was unable to work due to her injuries.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
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Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 12 Noon. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.