Prosecutor: Brian Golsby, Reagan Tokes’ alleged killer, connected to German Village attacks

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Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien will seek the death penalty in the case against Reagan Tokes’ accused killer.

O'Brien tells 10TV Brian Golsby was formally indicted Friday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Reagan Tokes.

Tokes’ body was found at Scioto Grove Metro Mark on February 9. She was last seen leaving work at Bodega in the Short North the night before.

Golsby was also indicted on seven counts aggravated robbery, one for forcing Tokes to withdrawal money from an ATM and stealing her car.

The other six charges are in connection with reported robberies and attacks in German Village and south Columbus that occurred in the weeks leading up to Tokes’ death.

O'Brien tells 10TV GPS evidence links Golsby to six armed robberies and attacks in south Columbus and German Village.

Golsby was released from prison on November 13, 2016 after serving a six-year sentence for attempted rape and kidnapping. He was outfitted with a GPS monitoring device on November 22, 2016. The company that supplied the monitoring said from that date through February 11, Golsby had the device on at all times.

Police confirmed to 10TV Golsby's anklet placed him at the Grove City park where Ohio State student Reagan Tokes' body was found.

Several robberies and attacks were reported in south Columbus in late January through early February. In those attacks, all reported a similar suspect description.

A victim of one of the attacks in German Village confirmed to 10TV that police told her that Golsby was her attacker. On January 23, a woman reported a man walked into her garage as she was attempting to get into her car. The victim says the suspect repeatedly punched her in the face as she attempted to fight off the attack.

Arraignment for this death penalty case is set for Monday.

Complete coverage: 10TV.com/ReaganTokes

Reported attacks in German Village, south Columbus:

January 23, 2017: Woman assaulted inside the garage of a home on Jaeger Street. The victim was attempting to get in her vehicle when she says she saw the suspect enter the garage. *This reported attack was not included in the indictment against Golsby*

January 24, 2017: Woman robbed outside home on Bruck Street. The victim walked out of the residence and was approached by the suspect. He reportedly placed a knife to her throat and demanded money.

January 27, 2017: Woman stated she was waiting to cross the street to go to work at Children’s Hospital after parking her vehicle near S. 18th Street when an unknown person approached her holding a knife. He told her not to scream or he would kill her and demanded the bag before fleeing on foot. This crime occurred while Brian Golsby was under overnight curfew at the EXIT Program.

February 1, 2017: Victim reported being robbed by a man in the 700 block of East Broad Street. This crime occurred while Brian Golsby was under overnight curfew at the EXIT Program.

February 2, 2017: Man reported he was approached while getting out of his vehicle on S. Monroe Avenue by a man and pointed a gun at him and made the victim drive to an ATM and withdrawal money.

February 6, 2017: Woman robbed and attacked while getting items from the trunk of her car outside a home on Mohawk Street, near E. Frankfort Street. The suspect reportedly put a gun to the woman’s head and demanded her purse. The victim says the suspect ripped the purse from her arm, shoved her to the ground and then pistol whipped her across her face. This crime occurred while Brian Golsby was under overnight curfew at the EXIT Program.

February 7, 2016: Nationwide Children’s Hospital employee robbed at gunpoint on South 18th Street and Mooberry Street. This crime occurred while Brian Golsby was under overnight curfew at the EXIT Program. The EXIT Program has not responded to 10TV’s request for comment.

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