The Columbus Dispatch

Man arrested in connection with Sept. homicide

- Bethany Bruner

A Reynoldsbu­rg man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Sept. 12 shooting death of a South Side man.

Garland Williams, 45, was arrested without incident on Wednesday by a Columbus police SWAT team.

Williams has been charged with murder for the Sept. 12 shooting death of 24-year-old Guann Gregory, of the

South Side.

According to court records, Gregory was shot around 5 p.m. Sept. 12 on the 1200 block of Brookway Road, on the city's East Side. He was rushed in critical condition to Ohiohealth Grant Medical Center, where he later died.

Williams was identified as a suspect on Sept. 15 and a warrant for his arrest was filed.

During a Thursday morning appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court, Judge Jim O'grady ordered Williams

be held in the county jail in lieu of a $3 million bond.

As of Thursday, Columbus homicide detectives had cleared 91 of the city's 181 homicides in 2021, for a solve rate of just over half, or 50.2%, in this record year for killings in the city.

Anyone with informatio­n about a homicide is asked to call detectives at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

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