Family of Reagan Tokes emotional as accused killer faces charges

Reagan Tokes

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Brian Golsby entered the courtroom expressionless while Reagan’s family and friends sat quietly.

It appeared as though Toby Tokes, Reagan’s father, wanted to make eye contact with Golsby, but Golsby kept his head down. Tokes cried as the charges came down. It’s all too painful for Tokes’ family but tonight they want answers according to county prosecutor Ron O’Brien.

“I know that there was a concern by him and Mrs. Tokes about habitation at the halfway house as well as the monitor and what kind of monitoring was occurring,” said O’Brien.

O’Brien said all of those questions need to be directed to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

The Tokes family released a statement after the announcement that Golsby had been indicted.

Based on the recent information released as it pertains to what happened to our daughter, we issue the following statement from our family.

We are and always will be beyond devastated by the tragic loss of our beautiful, precious Reagan. Nothing for our family will ever be the same again. This situation has impacted our lives forever and  our hearts are broken.

We cling to our steadfast faith for the strength and guidance to persevere for justice, no matter how difficult the journey is. In addition, we will continue to seek out and fight for change to the system. Based on the facts, the system is severely broken. Our daughter suffered and lost her life as a result.

We still are filled with immense gratitude by the continual uplifting and support that continues to propel us forward. Thank you for the outpouring for us and for Reagan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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