Press Releases

Nov 15 2019

Defendant: Crystal J. Lanier

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR SHOOTING DEATH OF HER SON’S FATHER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The victim had his son at home with him when the boy’s mother stopped to pick the son up.  Following an argument between the two parents, this woman produced a handgun and shot the father numerous times before she and her son left ...
Nov 13 2019

Defendant: Brooke M. Wright

TEACHER/SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR INDICTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teacher and school administrator was engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a student.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Brooke M. Wright, age 39, for two counts of Sexual Battery (F...
Nov 06 2019

Defendant: Kristin Catherine Roth

AGGRAVATED MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON ADULT DAUGHTER FOR KILLING HER FATHER AND SHOOTING HER MOTHER DURING TRICK OR TREAT IN UPPER ARLINGTON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While at her parent’s house to help the couple hand out candy on Halloween, this adult daughter shot both of her parents multiple times, before fleeing the scene.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned ...
Nov 05 2019

Defendant: Dashawn L’amar Finroy

ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF 53 YEAR OLD CYCLIST
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had alcohol in his system when he struck a man riding a bicycle with reflectors and activated head and tail lights from the rear, failed to stop, continued driving and eventually drove on the wrong side of the road where h...
Nov 01 2019

Defendant: Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden

UBER DRIVER INDICTED FOR RAPE OF CUSTOMER; WARRANT ISSUED FOR HIS ARREST
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This Uber driver picked up his 24 year old customer in the early morning hours, pulled off and stopped the vehicle in an unknown location, and raped his passenger in the back seat.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Frankl...
Nov 01 2019

Defendant: Quentin Lamar Smith

QUENTIN LAMAR SMITH FOUND GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS IN THE AGGRAVATED MURDER OF WESTERVILLE POLICE OFFICERS ANTHONY MORELLI AND ERIC JOERING; DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF TRIAL TO START NEXT WEEK
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that following an eleven day jury trial, a Franklin County jury has returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Quentin Lamar Smith, age 32, in connection to the February 10 th , 2018 double murders of Officer Anthony Morelli, age 54, and Of...
Oct 18 2019

Defendant: Kevin Kishaun Martin and Lyndzy Michelle Donovan

COUPLE INDICTED FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This couple recruited and exploited vulnerable women on the streets to work for them as prostitutes in order to personally benefit financially.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictmen...
Oct 17 2019

Defendant: Henry C. Evans

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED AGAINST HUSBAND WHO BEAT HIS WIFE TO DEATH WITH A WOODEN SIDE TABLE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Following beating his wife to death with a wooden side table, the defendant called the victim’s daughter and told her that he had killed her mother.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count in...
Oct 09 2019

Defendant: Michael G. Davis

FORMER WBNS 10TV METEOROLOGIST MIKE DAVIS INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Over a period of several years, Davis downloaded a significant amount of images depicting nude children and child pornography on several devices and was emailing the images and child pornography to himself. There is no evidence he produced the ima...
Sep 27 2019

Defendant: Terrell Jeron Richards

SOUTH SIDE MAN INDICTED FOR SHINING EXTREMELY HIGH POWERED SPOTLIGHT AT POLICE HELICOPTER ON A BURGLARY IN PROGRESS RUN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was repeatedly shining an extremely high powered spotlight at a Columbus Police helicopter, and interfered with the crew’s ability to fly safely.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury...
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