Press Releases

Jun 12 2024

Defendant: Anthony Shinaul

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office Amends 2013 Indictment, Charging Anthony Shinaul With Several Crimes in Connection with a 1994 Rape Case
The Columbus Police Department today arrested Anthony Shinaul, 53, of Columbus and charged him with aggravated burglary, kidnapping and three counts of rape in connection with an unsolved case that dates back 30 years. In July 1994, a 20-year-old woman was raped at her resi...
Jun 10 2024

Defendant: Rebecca Auborn

Hearing for Rebecca Auborn continued to August 5
The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced the hearing of Rebecca Auborn, which was set for June 12, 2024, has been continued to August 5, 2024. Auborn faces multiple charges, including four counts of murder. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Karen H...
Jun 03 2024

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Franklin County Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Columbus Police Officers Involved in 2023 Fatal Shooting
A Franklin County grand jury on Friday voted not to indict eight Columbus Division of Police officers in the shooting death of Abdisamad Ismail. On July 6, 2023, Columbus police officers responded to an armed bank robbery on Hilliard Rome Road. Police located a stolen Porsc...
May 21 2024

Defendant: Michael Wright

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office secures guilty plea from man charged with killing his sister in 2023
The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secured a guilty plea Monday from Michael Wright, 70, for the stabbing death of his sister, Rhonda Jones, in 2023. Assistant prosecutors Mark Wodarcyk and Simon Huh prosecuted the case for the prosecutor’s office. On May 7, ...
Apr 12 2024

Defendant: Michael Mickens Jr.

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty plea in 2023 murder case
On April 11, the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secured a guilty plea from Michael Mickens Jr., 27, for the 2023 fatal shooting of Isiaha Thompson-Angus. Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Mark Wodarcyk and Zachary Imwalle prosecuted the case for the prosecutor’s ...
Apr 03 2024

Defendant: Cassandra Franklin

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty plea in 2023 homicide case
On April 2, the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secured a guilty plea from Cassandra Franklin, 41, of Columbus, for the 2023 fatal shooting of Michael Sarratt. Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jack Wong and Gillian Bateyunga prosecuted the case for the prosecutor...
Mar 20 2024

Defendant: Kaleb Queen

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty verdicts in 2022 shooting
A Franklin County jury and judge on Monday found Kaleb Queen, 35, guilty of six counts related to a 2022 shooting near a Columbus Division of Police substation on Woodrow Avenue. Cory Helffrich and Steven Schott prosecuted the case for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney...
Mar 12 2024

Defendant: Dallas Lowery

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures multiple guilty verdicts in 2022 murder case
A jury on Monday found Dallas Lowery guilty of murder and other charges in the 2022 death of Heather Chapman. Daniel Meyer and Billie Gallagher prosecuted the case for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. With their 2-month-old daughter in the room, Lowery shot...
Mar 11 2024

Defendant: Xavier Wilks

Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office Secures Guilty Verdict in 2021 Murder Case
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that after a four-day trial, Xavier Wilks, 31, of Columbus, was found guilty today of aggravated robbery, murder, and having weapons under disability. On Sept. 16, 2021, Travis Knisley, 23, of Frankfort, Ohio, was walk...
Mar 06 2024

Defendant: Isaiah Brown-Miller

Isaiah Brown-Miller Sentenced to 26 to 31 Years in Prison for His Role in the Murder of Imam Mohamed Hassan Adam in 2021
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Karen Held Phipps yesterday sentenced Isaiah Brown-Miller to at least 26 years in prison for his role in the murder of Mohamed Hassan Adam, an imam at the Masjid Abu Hurairah mosque in Columbus and a leader in the local Muslim and So...

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