One arrest made in search for ‘armed and dangerous’ brothers

David Echols was arrested by Columbus Police without incident, police still looking for his brother.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police say one of two brothers considered to be armed and dangerous has been arrested.

David J. Echols was arrested by the Columbus Police SWAT team on Friday.

Police say they’re still searching for this brother, James E. Echols. He should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone who sees him or knows where he may be should contact Columbus Police.

The brothers are facing murder charges after a shooting on Lorreta Avenue 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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