4 local residents arrested in argument over money

Columbus police arrested four people after a dispute over money.

They were called to the 1400 block of Lafayette Avenue at 3:15 p.m. Monday where two victims told them their front door had been kicked in and they were assaulted by four people, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

One of the victims said he was struck in the head by one of the suspects, who might have been wearing brass knuckles during the attack, Harris said.

A short time later, police found the four people inside a residence in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street, Harris said.

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Arrested on charges of residential entry and battery with bodily injury were:

  • Donald F. Thompson, 29, of 930 Chestnut St.
  • Susan G. Young, 48, of 1466 Chestnut St.
  • Ashley R. Shuffitt, 21, of 1517 Chestnut St.
  • Cody L. Johnson, 20, of 3375 S. County Road 350E

Thompson and Shuffitt each are being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $12,500 bond, jail officials said.

Johnson and Young each were released on the probation’s pre-diversion program, which allows them to be set free without posting a $12,500 bond each, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.