SON OF MURDERED DOCTOR WHO HAD PLEAD GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT PILL MILL CASE INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER OF HIS FATHER
Posted on 11/7/2018
Defendant: Jonah Bryce Lake
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 indictment today on Jonah Bryce Lake, age 20, for the murder of his father Kevin B. Lake, age 51. Jonah has been indicted for one count of Aggravated Murder with a Firearm Specification, for two counts of Murder with Firearm Specifications, and one count of Tampering with Evidence. “There is one count of Aggravated Murder and two counts of Murder with only one victim death because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods,” O’Brien stated. Between 2006 and 2013, Dr. Lake maintained the Columbus Southern Medical Center Clinic which provided unlawful prescriptions of controlled substances to addicts. Earlier this year, Dr. Lake plead guilty in Federal Court to fraud, tax evasion, and drug charges. “Dr. Lake concealed his illegal profits and Federal Prosecutors forfeited $29 million from Dr. Lake for his illegal activity. Dr. Lake’s medical license was revoked and he was scheduled to be sentenced in September of 2017,” O’Brien further stated. However, on June 22nd, 2017 at approximately 7 am, police and medics were dispatched to the Lake home located at 7938 Schleppi Road on the report of shots fired. The investigation revealed that a home invasion had been staged, and investigators believe Lake’s son Jonah was responsible for the murder. This case will be prosecuted by Ron O’Brien’s First Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division James Lowe and Dave DeVillers from the US Attorney’s office. Arraignment for Jonah Lake will be scheduled within a week at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus. O’Brien commended the work of Sgt. Billy Duffer and Deputy Bryan Meister from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau who were the primary investigators for the hard work by them and FCSO that solved this case.