Press Releases

Sep 16 2019

Defendant: Roberta I. Bowers and Makiah Chane’I Halsell

TWO FORMER NURSING HOME RESIDENT CARE ASSISTANTS INDICTED FOR PATIENT ABUSE OF 94 YEAR OLD WOMAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Elder abuse can often go unnoticed and unreported, however these two women videotaped their physical and emotional abuse of this senior and posted the video on social media.  Fortunately the video was seen and reported to the prope...
Sep 16 2019

Defendant: David Jude Kerscher

MAN INDICTED FOR ENGAGING IN INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR WITH 4 JUVENILES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with 4 juveniles ranging in age between 13 and 16 years old.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted David Jude Kerscher, age 34, for three counts ...
Sep 12 2019

Defendant: Ramadhan H. Muridi

TEENAGER FLEEING IN STOLEN CAR FROM MICHIGAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN CRASH THAT KILLED PEDESTRIAN
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The tragic death of this pedestrian 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 against Ramadhan H. Muridi, age 16,...
Sep 12 2019

Defendant: Tyrone Dee Smith

CODIS HIT LINKS THREE STRANGER RAPES OVER FIVE YEAR TIME SPAN TO THE SAME SUSPECT
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This suspect had his DNA collected from a current pending Non-Support of Dependents case (18CR4491) and a CODIS match was received earlier this summer linking this defendant to three unrelated and unsolved stranger rapes.”  Prosecu...
Sep 05 2019

Defendant: Desmond Lee Thomas

TEENAGER INDICTED FOR RAPING WOMAN AT GUNPOINT ON BIKE TRAIL WHILE PUSHING HER CHILD IN A STROLLER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This mother was pushing her child in a stroller on a bike trail when she was approached from behind by an unknown teenager with a gun who robbed and raped her.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Frank...
Aug 30 2019

Defendant: Walter Luther Smith

GRANDFATHER INDICTED FOR RAPE OF HIS 4 YEAR OLD GRANDSON
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man performed oral sex and other sex acts with his 4 year old grandson.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Walter Luther Smith, age 4...
Aug 29 2019

Defendant: Donte Matthew Martin

INSTRUCTOR AND COACH ASSIGNED TO THE WESTERVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While assigned to a Westerville middle school, this instructor and coach was downloading child pornography on several devices at his house and was posting child pornography onto his Tumblr social media account.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced t...
Aug 26 2019

Defendant: Darrell Labishop Rodgers, Jr.

MAN INDICTED FOR RECENT RAPE OF WOMAN WALKING NEAR THE OSU CAMPUS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This woman was walking near the OSU campus, when she was grabbed by a stranger at gun point, forced up against a wall, where she was robbed and repeatedly raped by this defendant.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County...
Aug 22 2019

Defendant: Samuel Little

Press Advisory for plea and sentencing for Samuel Little
DATE:            FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 RD , 2019 TIME:            12:00 P.M. NOON PLACE:          HAMILTON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY                        1000 MAIN STREET, ROOM 601                        CINCINNATI, OH  45202       SUBJECT:     SAMUEL LITTLE                    ...
Aug 21 2019

Defendant: Carol Ann Seymour

GROVE CITY WOMAN INDICTED FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Through investigation, we have once again been able to identify the individual responsible for facilitating the drug transaction that ultimately took this victim’s life.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury ...
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