A Columbus woman was violently attacked and beaten in her north side home-and the entire thing was captured on tape. The video was then posted on YouTube but was taken down earlier today. However, the Columbus Police Department was made aware of the video before it’s removal from the website.
Interim Chief of Police Selvain McQueen says that the beating occurred in a group of apartments on the 1600 block of 27th Street North. The victim was at home with her young child when, according to McQueen, a male came to her apartment and knocked on the door. The doors to the apartments do not have peepholes and the victim opened to door for her would-be assailants. Once the door was opened two females rushed inside and began savagely beating the woman.
The three minute video shows the victim being straddled by a female in a white t-shirt. The attacker continuously pounds the woman with her fists and at one point strikes the child while attempting to hit his mother. An unidentifed woman then momentarily stops the fight and takes the child from the room. She and others are then kept barred outside the door but can be heard screaming in the background.
Just before the two minute mark a witness can be heard saying “That’s enough, that’s enough” to which a male replies, “Naw that ain’t. Give a little more.” The beating then continues for another minute.
Octavian Hodges was arrested Thursday for his role in orchestrating the attack. He was charged with one count of burglary and could face additional charges pending a medical report on both the female victim and her young child.
Warrants were also issued for DeMontrell Hodges, Bianca Johnson and Tennessa Murphy. They will also face one count of burglary and could face additional charges as well.
The attack reportedly occurred on September 9th and the video was placed on YouTube sometime last week. McQueen says that whomever filmed the video and then posted it on the website will also be arrested and charged with co-conspiring.
Click the link below for the video. Disclaimer: This video is graphic in nature. Viewer discretion is advised.