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Reynoldsburg: Felony charges filed in connection with robbery

A Reynoldsburg man remains in the Franklin County jail on felony robbery charges after police apprehended him following an early-morning chase June 13.

According to Reynoldsburg police reports, a woman told officers she was robbed at gunpoint around 3 a.m. June 13 outside the Days Inn Hotel, 2100 Brice Road. She said the culprit was a thin black man around 6-feet, 2-inches tall with a short afro hairstyle. He was wearing all black clothing, the woman said.

The reporting officer said he caught up with another officer in pursuit of the man at 3:30 a.m. at Lavenham Road and Birchview Drive.

They were able to capture the man, identified as Michael A. Colvin, 21, of Birchview Avenue in Reynoldsburg.

After handcuffing him, officers reported finding a loaded silver Cobra .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the right front pocket of his mesh shorts.

The officers took Colvin to the Days Inn, where the woman identified him as her attacker, police reports said.

According to Franklin County Common Pleas Court records, Colvin was indicted for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony. He was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges June 25, after ThisWeek's press time.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• A man said he was robbed by three men who knocked him down and held him on the ground at 10:30 p.m. June 12 at a bus stop at Century City South and Brice Road.

He told police the three men went through his pockets, stealing $5 in cash, a lighter and his Ohio identification card. He said the men got inside a gray four-door sedan and drove around the apartment complex.

According to police, the man changed his story when asked to describe the men. He then said there were four men involved in the attack, nicknamed Gun, Knife, Needle and Weed because, he said, they are heroin users. The reporting officer said the incident is still under investigation.

• Officers were dispatched June 15, no time given, to the 800 block of Whistlewood Drive on a report that a man had left his apartment with no clothes on.

A woman told the reporting officer she saw the man walk across the parking lot and that he "had absolutely no clothes on whatsoever and she saw all of him." She said her husband and her sister also saw the man.

Another officer found the man, who was standing at the door of his apartment wearing only turquoise-colored short shorts and women's black high heels. He told police that he had the high heels and shorts on when he left his apartment.

The officer said it appeared the man was intoxicated and because witness reports all insisted he had been nude, he was charged with public indecency.

• Officers had to trick a man to get him off a roof after they responded to a report that he had threatened his brother with a knife at 11 p.m. June 18 in the 300 block of Rosedale Avenue.

Police reports said officers surrounded the house and asked the man to come down and also called the fire department, but the man kept threatening to jump off the roof. The reporting officer said after some negotiations, police pulled back from the area, with some officers hiding inside the house.

When the man did finally descend, he was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault.

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