COTA releases video of Brian Golsby taken hours before attacks

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — New details were released on Wednesday with evidence that prosecutors will present to a jury in the murder case of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes.

Surveillance video released by COTA on Wednesday shows Brian Golsby, who’s currently facing rape, kidnapping and murder charges.

This is the first time the public is seeing video of Golsby on multiple COTA buses. The images of Golsby were taken by the security cameras on the COTA buses. One video shows Golsby entering and exiting a COTA bus on February 6, 2017 and the other surveillance video was captured on February 8, 2017 shortly after 7 pm. Tokes was kidnapped the night of Feb. 8 and then murdered.

Prosecutors will present these videos as evidence to the jury.

Video shows Golsby in the downtown Columbus area, just a few miles from where Tokes worked in the Short North. Another video shows Golsby dropped off in German Village, a short time before a woman was robbed and pistol whipped on Mohawk Street. Police say Golsby was behind that attack along with at least 6 other attacked that happened in German Village.

Police say Golsby was wearing an ankle monitor when he kidnapped and killed the 21-year-old student, Reagan Tokes. Toke’s body was found in a Grove City Park the day after she went missing. According to the coroner’s office she was raped and shot twice. Brian Golsby’s murder trial is set for February 18, 2018.

Reagan Tokes was a psychology major at The Ohio State University where she was set to graduate on May 7, 2017. Tokes’ family accepted an honorary degree on Reagan’s behalf on Sunday. 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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