Press Releases

Mar 27 2020

Defendant: Omar Sesma-Degarte, and Tiffany Rosann Avila

CALIFORNIA MAN AND WOMAN INDICTED IN OVER 13 POUND SEIZURE OF METH
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This duo was found to be in possession of 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value in excess of $612,000.00.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against ...
Mar 23 2020

Defendant: Covid19 scams

RE: FINANCIAL FRAUDS AND SCAMS OVER DEMANDS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien warned the public today: “ When purchasing or attempting to locate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) individuals and businesses should take FBI recommended steps to avoid being the victim of a financial fraud.” The FBI Criminal Investigative Divisio...
Mar 05 2020

Defendant: Da’Shawn T. Drew

MAN INDICTED FOR RAPE OF EX-GIRLFRIEND HE KIDNAPPED AT GUNPOINT FROM HER HOME WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This victim was asleep in her first floor bedroom when her ex-boyfriend broke open her bedroom window, fired a shot inside the room, forced her at gunpoint out of her house and into his vehicle, and fled the scene.  During the kidnapping she was...
Mar 03 2020

Defendant: Terry J. McFadden

Man sentenced to 22 years in prison for rape of two juvenile females
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Terry J. McFadden, age 70 was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to two counts of Rape that occurred at an in-home daycare in Grandview run by McFadden and his wife, where McFadden sexually abused two juvenile females, ages 4...
Feb 26 2020

Defendant: Roberto Defield, Joaquin A. Aguirre-Medina, Juan A. Lagunas-Quezada, Gaudencio Garcia, Juan F. Acevedo-Alvarado, Francisco J. Navarro-Montes

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON SIX MEN INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING KNOCKOFF OXYCODONE PILLS CONTAINING FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “These men were found to be in possession of almost a thousand pills marked to appear to be 30 mg Oxycodone, but contained fentanyl instead.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned RICO indictments agai...
Feb 21 2020

Defendant: Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint

TWO FORMER OSU FOOTBALL PLAYERS INDICTED FOR RAPE AND KIDNAPPING
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted both Amir I. Riep, age 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, age 21, for two counts of Rape (F-1), and one count of Kidnapping (F-1), for a total of three counts each.  On the evening of February 4 th , ...
Feb 14 2020

Defendant: Kobie Marquise Stillwell

TEENAGER DRIVING RECKLESSLY INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND VEHICULAR ASSAULT IN CRASH THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND SEVERELY INJURED ANOTHER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The tragic deaths of three people and the severe injury to a fourth was the result of this teenager’s excessive speed and reckless driving.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment aga...
Feb 14 2020

Defendant: Edgar Gutierrez Ochoa

MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING 2 POUNDS OF HEROIN AND ¼ POUND OF FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This man was found to be in possession of approximately one kilogram (almost two pounds) of heroin, $14,000 in cash, and at least 120 grams of fentanyl, of which 20 of the grams of fentanyl had been mixed with heroin.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien an...
Feb 13 2020

Defendant: Anthony James Pardon

ANTHONY PARDON FOUND GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF 24 YEAR OLD RACHAEL ANDERSON; DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF TRIAL TO START NEXT WEEK
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that following a thirteen day jury trial, a Franklin County jury has returned a guilty verdict on Anthony James Pardon, age 55, in connection to the January 28 th to January 29 th , 2018 kidnapping, rape, aggravated murder, aggravated robbery ...
Feb 04 2020

Defendant: Jeffrey B. Hall

MAN PLED GUILTY TO UNLICENSED SALE OF SECURITIES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD AND TO TWO COUNTS UNLICENSED SALE OF SECURITIES
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Jeffrey Hall pled guilty to charges in two cases today. In 18CR-1232, Hall pled to Unlicensed Sale of Securities, a Felony of the third degree and Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the third degree. In 17CR-4124, Hall p...
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