Report: Brian Golsby had repeat parole violations prior to Reagan Tokes' death


Brian Golsby, the alleged suspect in the rape and murder of Ohio State student, Reagan Tokes, was released from prison and put on GPS monitoring in November 2016.

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In an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections report obtained by 10 Investigates, Brian Golsby's parole officer listed multiple times when Golsby violated GPS monitoring prior to Tokes’ disappearance:

  • December 1, 2016 – Golsby's parole officer sanctioned him for not living in a state- approved residence.
  • December 12, 2016 – Golsby violated GPS monitoring rules and regulations by failing to keep his GPS charged.
  • January 22, 2017 – Golsby was not living at a state approved residence.

Golsby was also investigated for a GPS violation on February 6. It was determined to likely be a lost signal.

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Reagan Tokes went missing two days later, on February 8.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has not yet replied whether Golsby’s violations resulted in disciplinary action.

UPDATE: March 27

The EXIT Program, a parolee residence group, responded in a statement Monday that Brian Golsby was referred to them by the Adult Parole Authority December 12, 2016.

“The EXIT Program has a resident curfew policy in place from 10pm-6am, with an exception for residents who are at work. Brian Golsby had verified employment and routinely signed out for work in accordance with our policy,” wrote EXIT Program CEO Dr. Michele Reynolds.

But according to a state report revealed by 10 Investigates Friday, Golsby violated his parole by staying overnight in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Manchester Avenue January 22, 2017. Golsby’s officer wrote in his report that Golsby was “residing” in the area and does not mention any approved work activities there.

10 Investigates went to the offices of the Adult Parole Authority to ask questions about what acual punishment resulted from Golsby’s three sanctions. 10TV has not received a response.

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