Press Releases

Nov 09 2018

Defendant: Antwan Blackwell

MAN INDICTED FOR RAPE OF 51 YEAR OLD WOMAN WAITING AT A COTA BUS STOP
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This woman was waiting to catch the 5:20 am COTA bus to get to work, when she was grabbed by a stranger at gun point, led into an alley and behind a store, where she was repeatedly raped by this defendant.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced toda...
Nov 07 2018

Defendant: Jonah Bryce Lake

SON OF MURDERED DOCTOR WHO HAD PLEAD GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT PILL MILL CASE INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER OF HIS FATHER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only did this young man murder his father but he staged a home invasion in their New Albany area home in order to avoid detection.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a four count...
Oct 31 2018

Defendant: Mohamed Abdigafar Abdullahi

MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER OF WOMAN AND SETTING HER BODY ON FIRE IN UPPER ARLINGTON PARK TO AVOID DETECTION
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only did this man murder this young woman, but he also set her body on fire in a park in Upper Arlington in order to avoid detection for the crimes he had committed.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County G...
Sep 18 2018

Defendant: Heather Lynn Tapia

WOMAN WITH 8 PRIOR OVI CONVICTIONS INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman had only been out of prison for several months from her last OVI conviction, and was currently under a five year suspension of her driver’s license, without even limited driving privileges, yet she made the decision once again to drive ...
Aug 29 2018

Defendant: Eugene Lamont Robinson

WEST SIDE MAN INDICTED FOR SHINING LASER INTO THE COCKPIT OF SEVERAL POLICE HELICOPTERS AND A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT LANDING AT THE AIRPORT
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only did this man repeatedly shine an extremely bright laser into the cockpits of three Columbus Police helicopters, but he also interfered with the crew’s ability of a Southwest Airlines aircraft to fly safely as they were lan...
Aug 06 2018

Defendant: Christopher Boswell

FELONIOUS ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED FELONIOUS ASSAULT INDICTMENT FILED ON OLENTANGY TRAIL BIKE PATH SUSPECT
            Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Christopher Boswell, age 32, in the case involving the assault of two victims on separate incidents on July 26, 2018 on the Olentangy Trail bike path.         ...
Aug 03 2018

Defendant: David Hall

7 KILOS OF COCAINE INDICTMENT FILED IN WHITEHALL CASE
            Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against David Hall, 42, for one count of Possession of Cocaine (F-1), one count of Trafficking in Cocaine (F-1), one count of Trafficking in Marijuana (F-4) one count of P...
Aug 03 2018

Defendant: Ben Bussey, Calib Alexander, and William Alexander

INVOLUNYTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND DRUG INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE DEENDANT’S FOR OVERDOSE CASE IN GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS RESULTING IN DEATH OF MINOR VICTIM
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against three co-defendants in an overdose case in Grandview Heights. Ben Bussey, age 19, was indicted for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), one count of Corrupt...
Jul 31 2018

Defendant: Adea Lejuene Williams

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR STRANGLING HER BOYFRIEND WITH TELEPHONE CORD WHICH RESULTED IN HIS DEATH
            Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man died three days after he was found lying on a bed in a motel room with a phone cord wrapped around his neck.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count indictment on Adea ...
Jul 26 2018

Defendant: Kimberly L. Hignite

CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION AND ENDANGERING CHILDREN
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman had 23 children in her unlicensed home daycare, and had sexually abusive contact with several of the children.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Kimberly L. H...
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