Off-duty Columbus police officer accused of murder on Pratt Ave. released from hospital, taken to jail

Off-duty Columbus police officer accused of murder on Pratt Ave. released from hospital, taken to ja

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Columbus police officer who is believed to have killed a woman on Pratt Ave. while he was off duty has been released from the hospital and taken to the Muscogee County Jail.

Sgt. William Talley has been arrested for the murder of Kelly Levinsohn.

Just before 8:00 p.m. on May 11, police received a call that someone in the 5800 block of Pratt Ave. had been seriously injured or killed.

The caller had reason to believe the person responsible was employed by the Columbus Police Department and had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Harris County.

Talley was confirmed to be the driver of a wrecked vehicle in Harris County and was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional for treatment of his injuries and was listed in critical condition.

After an investigation, investigators were able to issue an arrest warrant for Talley.

On May 16, Talley was discharged from the hospital.

He is scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court on May 18 at 9:00 a.m. to face charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and violation of oath. His hearing will be rescheduled to May 22 at 9:00 a.m.

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