2nd Suspect Arrested in 5 Points Assault

3:57 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
John Cornelius Sumner (Image: Columbia Police Dept.)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an assault in Columbia's Five Points last weekend.

Benedict College police say 21-year-old John Cornelius Sumner was taken into custody Friday just before noon.

Sumner was wanted in connection with the assault of a man on Harden Street early Sunday morning.

Benedict police say Sumner was found in an off-campus apartment. A woman who they say was helping to hide him was also taken into custody.

Thursday, Columbia police announced they arrested 21-year-old Stanley McBride in the assault.  Officers say he was arrested Wednesday on the campus of Benedict College.

Officers are still searching for 21-year-old Michael Jermel Kendrix. 
Kendrix and Sumner are students at Benedict College.

Officers say the three men beat up 21-year-old Josh Bosworth early Sunday morning on Harden Street. Bosworth suffered a broken jaw during the incident.


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