04/08/2016

Rural Columbus Man Facing Rape Charges

       Patrick W. Colston

Rural Columbus Man Behind Bars in Juvenile Rape Case

Allegations that a minor child was raped in November 2014, has resulted in the arrest of a rural Columbus man.  An investigation by Sheriff’s Office Detectives led the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office to request an arrest warrant be issued for 34 year-old Patrick W. Colston for the crime of rape.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was executed on Colston’s home Thursday afternoon, which is when he was taken under arrest. He is currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 bond.

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