Press Releases

Sep 15 2016

Defendant: POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien provided the following statement regarding the shooting death of Tyree King, where on duty Columbus Police Officer Brian Mason discharged his service firearm near the corner of South 18th Street and East Capital Street last night:  I jo...
Sep 13 2016

Defendant: Jordyn D. Wade

JUVENILE JORDYN D. WADE SENTENCED TO 172.5 YEARS TO LIFE FOR JUNE 2015 QUADRUPLE MURDERS AND FIFTH ATTEMPTED MURDER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “At the time of this crime, this 16 year old assisted in four execution-style murders and the wounding of a fifth person who was left for dead”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that Jordyn D. Wade was sentenced today after previously being found...
Sep 12 2016

Defendant: Clemon “DP” Parham

MAN FOUND GUILTY IN 2011 BEATING DEATH OF FLORIDA CONCERT PROMOTER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated today, “this man and his co-defendants beat the victim to death, robbed him, and left his naked body behind trash bins in a parking lot of an apartment complex.”  O’Brien has announced that Clemon “DP” Parham has been found guilty...
Sep 08 2016

Defendant: Andrew J. Morrison

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER AND SERIAL RAPIST PLEADS GUILTY TO 7 SEXUAL ASSAULTS OVER 3 MONTH TIME SPAN AND IS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This serial rapist threatened to kill his 7 victims as he raped or attempted to rape them, all within a three month time frame.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Andrew J. Morrison, age 53, has plead guilty in connection to ...
Sep 08 2016

Defendant: Roman Leonidovich Makarenko

DRUNK DRIVER INVOLVED IN I-270 WRONG WAY HEAD-ON CRASH INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR ASSAULT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The serious injury to this mom and her 3 year old son was the result of this man’s extreme impairment and reckless driving.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Roman Leon...
Sep 06 2016

Defendant: Thomas Alexander Woodruff

MAN SENTENCED FOR BLINDING 72 YEAR OLD MAN DURING DRIVE BY PAINTBALL SHOOTING
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This defendant shot a paintball gun at an innocent bystander as he was out for an early evening bicycle ride, causing him permanent blindness in one of his eyes.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Thomas Alexander Woodruff, age 22, was sente...
Sep 06 2016

Defendant: Terrance Trent

PROSECUTOR’S ASK FOR THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR DRIVER IN DOWNTOWN CRASH THAT KILLED TWO PEDESTRIANS; TRENT SENTENCED TO MAXIMUM OF THIRTEEN YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “the tragic and avoidable deaths of two pedestrians was the result of this man driving recklessly through a downtown intersection.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Terrance Trent, age 63, was sentenced today to the maximum of thirteen years...
Sep 01 2016

Defendant: Donald W. Loper, III

SERIAL SCAMMING CONTRACTOR CONTINUING TO PREY ON ELDERLY RESIDENTS INDICTED FOR THEFT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This serial thief has demonstrated time and time again that he has a complete disregard for following the law and that he has absolutely no compassion for the elderly victims he leaves behind.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin ...
Aug 31 2016

Defendant: James William Woodruff, Jr.

NEIGHBOR WHO SENT SIBLINGS ON AN ERRAND SO HE COULD MAKE SEXUAL ADVANCES TOWARDS 15 YEAR OLD WHILE SHE WAS AT HER HOME ALONE IN THE SHOWER INDICTED; DEFENDANT IS ALSO A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER FROM A CONVICTION OUT OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This neighbor and registered sex offender purposely sent two siblings on an errand away from home so he could make sexual advances on their third sibling as she was home alone showering.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin ...
Aug 30 2016

Defendant: Briana Marie Hudson and George Hanson Dailey, III

COUPLE INDICTED FOR SELLING JOLLY RANCHERS LACED WITH DRUGS TO GAHANNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “A warning for all parents and students as kids head back to school: if you are offered what appears to be candy, it could in fact be candy laced with drugs.  It can be in the form of hard candies like Jolly Ranchers or lollipops, ...
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