Nichole Hannahs

Columbus Man Arrested in Licking Co. Case

by Nichole Hannahs on June 24, 2010 at 4:07 am

Authorities in Licking County arrest another suspect in connection to a May aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

The sheriff’s office said 22-year-old Richard Scott was arrested Monday in Columbus.

Detectives said that Scott along with two others met Joel Caudell, from Indiana, on the internet, lured him to Columbus where they robbed him and then drove to Licking County and dumped him in a ditch.

Authorities said during the investigation they gathered video evidence of Scott and a co-defendant purchasing tape that he bound his victim with. They also gathered potential DNA evidence at the crime scene.

Scott is awaiting arraignment in the Licking County Justice Center on a kidnapping charge.