Raylin Jarrett sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple robberies in Franklin County
Posted on 3/30/2023
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carl Aveni on Tuesday sentenced Raylin Jarrett, 25, of Columbus to 13 years in prison following Jarret’s guilty plea to aggravated robbery with a 3-year firearm specification and 12 counts of robbery.
On March 31, 2021, Jarrett was one of two suspects involved in a robbery at a Speedway on Hamilton Road in Whitehall. During the robbery, the suspects took money from the cash register along with a cell phone from a customer.
Additionally, between June and August 2021, Columbus Division of Police investigated 12 robberies at convenience stores and gas stations that were similar in nature to the Speedway robbery. Witnesses in most of these incidents described the suspect’s appearance and clothing the same way.
Surveillance video from a funeral home near a Dollar General store that was robbed showed a distinctive silver Pontiac G6 parked across the street. The driver getting out of the car was the same person seen on the store’s security video committing the robbery.
On August 2, a Columbus police officer conducted an unrelated traffic stop of a Pontiac G6. The front seat passenger was identified as Jarrett. A search of the vehicle produced several articles of clothing that matched the description of the robbery suspect provided by witnesses and as seen on the stores’ surveillance cameras.
Courtney Sackett and Leigh Bayer, both assistant prosecuting attorneys with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office, prosecuted the case.