Man convicted in Reagan Tokes' murder pleads guilty to south Columbus robberies

Brian Golsby appears in court on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (WBNS-10TV)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The man convicted of killing Ohio State student Reagan Tokes pleaded guilty Tuesday to robberies and attacks in German Village and south Columbus in 2017.

Brian Golsby, charged in connection with six armed robberies that occurred before Tokes' death, had been trolling through the neighborhood around 9 p.m. on February 8 looking for potential victims, according to Ron O’Brien.

Golsby was sentenced to 66 years in prison for the attacks. He was sentenced to life in prison last month for the robbery, kidnapping, rape and murder of Tokes.

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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, 2017: 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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