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Police arrest man in connection to deadly shooting more than a year ago

On November 10 Columbus Police SWAT Team Members arrested Wesley Terrance Whitehead, Sr., according to police.
Credit: Franklin County Jail
Wesley Whitehead

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police have arrested a man Wednesday in connection to a double shooting that left a man dead in east Columbus in August of 2020.

On November 10 Columbus Police SWAT Team Members arrested Wesley Terrance Whitehead, Sr., according to police.

The shooting incident happened on August 10 when authorities said gunfire was exchanged in the parking lot of the U.S. Bank at 6100 Channingway Boulevard near Brice Road.

Twenty-year-old Demonte Rayford was taken to Mount Carmel East where he was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. Officers told 10TV the survivor was treated and released from the hospital.

On August 27 around 8:30 p.m. Deone Logan II was arrested in Akron, Ohio for the murder of Rayford. According to court documents, the prosecution filed a motion saying it did not have "sufficient evidence with which to gain a conviction. There are no willing witnesses at this time." The case was terminated.

Whitehead is at the Franklin County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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