Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested two additional females in connection with the isolated assault that occurred in North Columbia on Monday afternoon.
23-year-old Lisa Dickson and 22-year-old Juquashia Odom are charged with Kidnapping. They are accused of forcefully pulling the female victim out of her home at the Colony Apartments during a physical altercation with another suspect on April 19, 2021.
That suspect, Shanique N. Branham was arrested Tuesday. April 20, 2021 and charged with Assault and Battery – First Degree and Burglary – First Degree. Branham is accused of unlawfully going inside the victim’s home at the Colony Apartments and repeatedly assaulting her.
Multiple people captured the crime on cell phones and shared the video on social media. Moments before the crime, the victim was seen holding a baby. The child was removed from the victim’s arms before the assault happened. There is also an allegation that the victim’s vehicle parked outside was vandalized.
CPD is continuing to investigate those incidents and additional arrests are pending.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.