Columbus men indicted in gunpoint burglary


Two Columbus men were indicted Friday on aggravated burglary charges after they allegedly entered a Delaware home and threatened residents with a gun.

Braxton J. Wooten-Sammon, 18, and Mark A. Newkirk, 19, both residents of 700 Roth Ave. in Columbus, were indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, by a Delaware County grand jury Friday afternoon.

The charge carries a specification against Wooten-Sammon that states that he displayed or brandished the firearm while allegedly committing a crime.

Wooten-Sammon was also indicted on a charge of aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Their arraignments in Delaware County Common Pleas Court have not been scheduled. Wooten-Sammon was in the Delaware County Jail Friday.

A criminal complaint, filed in Delaware Municipal Court by Delaware police, states that, on the night of Jan. 26, Wooten-Sammon, Newkirk and an unknown man were contacted by Tammy Hall and Jeremy Daughtery, the parents of two girls who had stayed the night with Wooten-Sammon and Newkirk at their Roth Avenue apartment.

The parents asked that the men bring the girls, ages 20 and 15, home to their residence at 193 E. Winter St., Apt. C, and said they would pay them $30 in gas money, police reported.

However, according to police, when Wooten-Sammon, Newkirk and the other man arrived with the girls, Daughtery met them outside and said they would give them $30 next week — at which point Wooten-Sammon pulled out a black revolver and threatened to “blast” Daughtery.

Police report Daughtery then retreated into the house and Wooten-Sammon, Newkirk and the other man followed without permission, arguing about the money. During the argument, Wooten-Sammon reportedly punched a hole in an interior wall before leaving.



By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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