Police: Man believed to be responsible for assaults, attacks in North College Hill arrested

Man believed to be suspect in NCH assaults arrested

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (FOX19) - North College Hill police say they’ve arrested a man who they believe was responsible for at least five assaults and attacks between October 2019 and December 2019.

Police say they arrested Danneko Odum on Tuesday after they “caught him in the act”.

On Monday, they say a woman called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers a man “stripped down” in the front window of a salon on Hamilton Avenue.

“He just started taking off his shirt and his jacket,” a female witness told FOX19 NOW. “And I was like, ‘Oh.’”

The witness asked us not to share her identity.

“Dude asked my hairstylist, ‘Y’all cut hair?’ And she’s like, ‘Nah, the barbershop is down the street,’" she explained. “Next thing you know he proceeded to come over to the window... we just see him start taking his clothes off.”

The witness says her 15-year-old daughter was with her.

“So we all ran to the other side of the salon,” she continued. "Shut the door, locked it. “And that’s when I proceeded to call 911.”

Officers say the offender was Odum, who later admitted it when they caught up with him.

“We caught him about a block from the store. He did admit to that offense... then, we asked him about the others here at the school. He didn’t admit per se, but he implied he was involved,” Officer Jay Manning said.

Police say Odum was identified in a line-up by at least 3 victims but the victims weren’t 100% positive it was him, so they say they have more work to do.

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Odum is facing a charge of public indecency according to court documents.

His bond was set at $10,000.

The previous attacks happened in the 1300 to 1500 block of W. Galbraith Road.

Police said two of the attacks happened to two high school girls were walking west on Galbraith Road heading to North College Hill High School when the assaults occurred.

Another victim reported that the suspect exposed himself on Nov. 25.

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