GRAND JURY ISSUES FIRST INDICTMENT FOR VIOLATING HEALTH DIRECTOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER ALONG WITH OTHER FELONY AND GUN OFFENSES
Posted on 4/6/2020
Defendant: Ahmed Mohamed Ali
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The first person indicted for not following the health directors order to stay at home was out on the streets for no legitimate reason but also was armed with a firearm that he was legally prohibited from possessing because of his burglary and inducing panic record as a juvenile.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a five count indictment against Ahmed Mohamed Ali, age 19, for one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon (F-4), one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F-3), one count of Obstructing Official Business (F-5), one count of Resisting Arrest (M-2), and one count of Health Director Order for Violations Prohibited (M-2). On March 31st, 2020 multiple officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of gunshots fired behind 26 N. Eureka Avenue in Columbus. Witnesses provided officers with information concerning three suspects. “Once officers encountered the three suspects, which included Ahmed Ali, Ali displayed erratic behavior, resisted arrest, and had a gun on his person,” O’Brien stated. The Weapons Under Disability count in the indictment is based on Ali being adjudicated a delinquent child in July of 2017 for multiple felony offenses of violence that prohibit him from possessing a firearm. Arraignment for Ali is set for Monday, April 27th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.