Press Releases

Jul 22 2016

Defendant: Lindsay Meaghan Newkirk AKA Lindsey Newkirk

DAUGHTER INDICTED FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER FOR INJECTING HEROIN AND CAUSING THE DEATH OF HER FATHER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This daughter prepared and injected heroin into her father’s arm which caused his death”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count indictment against Lindsay Meaghan Newkirk AKA Lindsey Newkir...
Jul 18 2016

Defendant: Jon Michael Jones

HILLIARD MAN INDICTED FOR PROVIDING HEROIN THAT LED TO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The victim in this case injected some heroin from a $30 buy and then proceeded to operate a motor vehicle on I-270.  Almost immediately thereafter, he lost consciousness while behind the steering wheel, and his passenger (the defendant in this ca...
Jul 15 2016

Defendant: Jjamar Flowers Patterson

NEW CODIS HIT LINKS TWO STRANGER RAPES IN ONE MONTH TO THE SAME SUSPECT
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man held a knife to his victims and threatened to kill both of them prior to their rapes in the same month.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Jjamar Flowers P...
Jul 14 2016

Defendant: Charles Sheard and Rayshon J. Smith

TWO SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN HOME INVASION WHILE MOM AND TWO YEAR OLD WERE HOME ALONE INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “one of these men held a gun to the head of a two year old little girl, while the other one pointed a gun at the mom, as they repeatedly demanded valuables from the victims.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand J...
Jul 12 2016

Defendant: Rayshon Alexander

PROSECUTOR O’BRIEN SEEKS AND COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD DRUG SELLER IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND IN OVERDOSE DEATH
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Rayshon Alexander asking the Arraignment Court Judge Paul Herbert to detain Alexander without bail.  The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that Alexander posed a danger to the ...
Jul 07 2016

Defendant: Christopher David Welch

FORMER LOCAL MOVING COMPANY EMPLOYEE STEALS JEWELRY AND COINS VALUED OVER $50,000 FROM 91 YEAR OLD VICTIM
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This was an entrusted moving company employee who abused his position for his own personal gain by stealing valuable and sentimental jewelry and coins from an unsuspecting 91 year old man.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today ...
Jul 06 2016

Defendant: Gerardo Hernandez-Carrera

1 OF 3 MEN PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE OF TWO WOMEN BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT “IT WOULD BE A FUN THING TO DO”
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “At the time of these offenses, this 18 year old teenager raped two women within two weeks of each other.  During the second offense, he and his two teenage co-defendants were armed with a gun, a pipe, and a machete.”  Prosecutor R...
Jul 01 2016

Defendant: Craig Riley Andrietti

17 YEAR OLD RAPED AFTER COMFEST BY 23 YEAR OLD MAN SHE MET AFTER CHATTING ONLINE--APP USERS SHOULD BEWARE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man raped a teenager the first time he met her after chatting online together---which should be a wake-up call for users of these kind of apps.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has ...
Jun 29 2016

Defendant: Christopher Stewart Kitchen

FORMER OSU MARCHING BAND DRUM-MAJOR INSTRUCTOR SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INVOLVING STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This former OSU band instructor will be required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life in connection to this case”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Christopher Stewart Kitchen, age 29, was sentenced to three ...
Jun 28 2016

Defendant: Alvin Dent, Wendell Brandon, William Walker, and Drakkar Groce

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON 4 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN MANUFACTURING AND TRAFFICKING OF COCAINE OPERATION IN COLUMBUS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien commented, “Due to the collaborative efforts of many we have been able to shut down the manufacturing and selling of illegal narcotics out of another location in our county.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that on June 24th, 2016 the Franklin County ...
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