Press Releases

Jun 12 2020

Defendant: Derrick Demarco Lee

MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED ARSON IN THREE-ALARM FIRE AT STRUCTURE NEAR TOPIARY PARK THAT CAUSED 20 to 25 MILLION IN ESTIMATED DAMAGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was seen on surveillance video walking into this fenced structure shortly before the fire was reported.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Derrick Demarco Lee, a...
Jun 10 2020

Defendant: John Richard Bevins

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER INDICTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF HIS GIRLFRIEND’S TEN YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man sexually abused a 10 year old child who looked at him as her grandfather.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against John Richard Bevins,...
May 28 2020

Defendant: Michael G. Davis

FORMER WBNS 10TV METEOROLOGIST MIKE DAVIS SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that former WBNS 10TV meteorologist Michael G. Davis, age 60 was sentenced to a minimum of four years and to a maximum of six years in prison.  Over a period of several years, Davis had downloaded a significant amount of images depicting ...
May 20 2020

Defendant: Chaminda Prabhath Palliyaguru

MAN INDICTED FOR RAPE AND GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION OF CHILD WANTED BY THE FBI
On April 21, 2020, an arrest warrant was issued for Chaminda Prabhath Palliyaguru in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court after he was charged with one count of rape of a minor child, under the age of 10, and three counts of gross sexual imposition.  On April 22, 2020, Palli...
May 14 2020

Defendant: Clifford L. Patterson, Jr.

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR SHOOTING DEATH OF VICTIM OUTSIDE WHITEHALL APARTMENT FOLLOWING ALTERCATION
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During an argument outside an apartment, this victim was shot in the chest and left lying in the parking lot as his assailant fled the scene.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a three count indictm...
May 12 2020

Defendant: Jhuante Daniel Burton

DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF 64 YEAR OLD MAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had drugs in his system and was recklessly driving with a suspended driver’s license when he rear ended a van stopped at a traffic light, killing the driver of the van.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced th...
May 04 2020

Defendant: Darnell Rashawn Walton and Anthony Tre Evans

TWO UNRELATED MURDERS ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF COLUMBUS INDICTED
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During two separate and unrelated incidents, two victims were shot to death.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned two indictments in connection to two separate and unrelated murders that occurred.  ...
Apr 24 2020

Defendant: Mark Allen Edwards

MAN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SET GIRLFRIEND ON FIRE AFTER POURING LIGHTER FLUID ON HER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man beat, strangled, and poured lighter fluid on his girlfriend before attempting to set her on fire.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Mark Allen Edwards, age 48, ...
Apr 14 2020

Defendant: Tina Ann Dayton

MOM WHO FLED TO FLORIDA INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF HER TWO YEAR OLD TODDLER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This case involves an innocent two year old toddler being beaten by his own biological mother.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count indictment on Tina Ann Dayton, age 22, i...
Apr 06 2020

Defendant: Ahmed Mohamed Ali

GRAND JURY ISSUES FIRST INDICTMENT FOR VIOLATING HEALTH DIRECTOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER ALONG WITH OTHER FELONY AND GUN OFFENSES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The first person indicted for not following the health directors order to stay at home was out on the streets for no legitimate reason but also was armed with a firearm that he was legally prohibited from possessing because of his burglary and i...
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