Crime Watch 8

2 arrested on drug charges after SWAT raid in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus residents face felony drug charges after a Saturday morning SWAT raid.

The Columbus Police Department said 25-year-old Jamontrae Bennett and 26-year-old Paige Hawksworth were arrested in the case.

(Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)

According to CPD, a SWAT team served a warrant just after 4 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of California Street.

Police say a “large number of people” were noted visiting the residence, as well as motion-activated security cameras on the outside of the residence.

Investigators found meth, cocaine, marijuana and two handguns while searching the home.

Bennett faces charges of:

  • Dealing cocaine
  • Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Dealing marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana

Hawksworth faces charges of:

  • Dealing cocaine
  • Possession of cocaine
  • possession of methamphetamine
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
(Provided Photo/Columbus Police Department)


Share your questions for city leaders ahead of WISH-TV’s ‘City in Crisis,’ a Crime Watch 8 special

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — WISH-TV is breaking down the trends of violence in the city.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., we’ll gather the city’s top leaders, including representatives from the mayor’s office, IMPD, the Fraternal Order of Police and community groups across the city, during a Crime Watch 8 Special called “City in Crisis.”

We’re going to ask your questions directly to those city leaders. So let us know: If you could ask one question to your city leaders about how to reduce crime and violence in hopes of making Indianapolis a safer place, what would it be?

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On Tuesday at 6 p.m., WISH-TV is gathering the city’s top leaders to break down trends of violence in Indianapolis.So…

Posted by WISH-TV on Friday, February 21, 2020