Posted on 5/4/2020

Defendant: Darnell Rashawn Walton and Anthony Tre Evans

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During two separate and unrelated incidents, two victims were shot to death.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned two indictments in connection to two separate and unrelated murders that occurred.
Darnell Rashawn Walton, age 19, has been indicted for two counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Felonious Assault (all counts with Firearm Specifications), and one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability, for a total of five counts, in connection to the January 12th, 2020 murder of Savon A. Pullie, age 21, and attempted murder of Todd Hammond Jr., age 21, that occurred in the late afternoon while Pullie was driving a car with his passenger Todd Hammond.  It is alleged that Walton attempted to get inside the car Pullie was driving and pulled out a handgun, at which time Pullie attempted to quickly drive away.  “Walton fired his handgun, striking Pullie, which caused the vehicle to crash into an apartment located in the 6300 block of Georges Creek Drive.  The crash caused a fire that heavily damaged two of the apartments,” O’Brien stated.  Columbus Police and Fire were dispatched to the scene and medics pronounced Savon Pullie dead at the scene.  Walton fled from the scene but was eventually apprehended by SWAT.

Anthony Tre Evans, age 26, has been indicted for two counts of Murder with Firearm Specifications for the April 25th, 2020 murder of acquaintance Terrance Eugene Donald Flowers, age 30, that occurred at approximately 12:30 am at Evan’s house located at 2040 Burwell Drive.  It was reported that the witnesses saw the victim engaged in a verbal altercation with someone through the open door at the residence, the door was then slammed shut, and when the door was reopened, they heard the gunshots being fired.  Columbus Police and Fire Medics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

O’Brien commended the Columbus Police and Fire Departments for their response and investigation in both of these cases.  Arraignment for Walton is set for this afternoon, Monday, May 4th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 South High Street in downtown Columbus.  Arraignment for Evans should be later this week.