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Ga. woman raped, shot, set on fire, her car torched: 3 arrested

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Police in Columbus, Ga. arrested three men last week “in what Columbus police Sgt. Lance Deaton called Sunday a ‘very brutal crime,’ involving the rape, shooting and burning of a woman.”

On Feb. 16, The Ledger-Enquirer reported on a Columbus Police press release, which stated that all three men:

… face felony charges of aggravated assault, rape, kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, arson first degree, hijacking a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police identified the three men as Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23, and Ketorie Glover, 23 – all of Columbus.

In addition to the aforementioned charges, Glover is also being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The brutal and unthinkable litany of crimes by the three men against the lone female occurred following a New Year’s Eve party, when the victim was found screaming for help, bleeding, and near death in a Columbus parking lot.

At the party, where a rap contest was taking place, an argument ensued wherein one of the men produced a handgun and forced the victim into her car, according to police.

The remaining two men also got into the woman’s car and forced her to drive to a vacant parking lot, where according to The Daily News, they raped and shot her, and then torched her vehicle.

The men allegedly fired more shots at the woman and her burning car as they made their getaway on foot.

The wounded woman was rushed to Midtown Medical Center, where she has since undergone extensive treatment for her injuries.

Police in Columbus did not share exactly how they managed to track down their three suspects.

“It was not just one thing that led to us to the suspects,” Columbus police Sgt. Lance Deaton told the Ledger-Enquirer.

“There’s still more to do.”

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