CPD arrest man in connection to Oct. 17 shooting death

CPD arrest man in connection to Oct. 17 shooting death

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department has made an arrest in the Monday, Oct. 17 shooting death of a man.

Dontavis Paige Screws, 20, was taken into custody without incident and charged with murder.

On Oct. 17 at approx. 5:50 a.m., the Columbus Police Department Patrol Units were dispatched to the Parkwood Estates Mobile Home Park in reference to a person shot.

Upon arrival, they discovered Dewayne Chronister suffering from a gunshot wound.

Chronister was taken to the Midtown Medical Center ER where he later passed away from his injuries.

The Columbus Police Department Homicide Unit was dispatched to the scene and took over the investigation.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19 the Homicide Unit requested the Columbus Police Department SWAT team to execute a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 2300 block of Forsyth Street, where they arrested Screws.

Screws is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. His preliminary hearing will then be re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.  

This investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests and charges are expected

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