Columbus Police arrest man on charge of rape, kidnapping in Franklinton

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Columbus Police say they arrested a man on charges of rape and kidnapping after an incident in Franklinton just before midnight on Wednesday.

Police were originally dispatched to a home on South Cypress Avenue on a shooting report, but say the victim was actually sexually assaulted.

The suspect, 45-year-old Richard “Dale” Weeks, allegedly fled on foot. Patrol officers, the police helicopter, and K9 units responded to the scene and arrested him a short distance away. Witnesses helped identify the suspect, police said.

The victim was hospitalized.


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