Press Releases

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, ...
Aug 25 2016

Defendant: Kyle P Smith

MAN INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Through investigation, we have once again been able to identify the person responsible for selling the heroin in this case that ultimately took this victim’s life.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has retur...
Aug 23 2016

Defendant: Daniel P. Merz

DRIVER IN UPPER ARLINGTON NEW YEAR’S EVE FATAL CRASH INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The tragic death of a young man and serious injury to another was the result of excessive speed and reckless driving.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Daniel P. Merz, ...
Aug 22 2016

Defendant: Nathan Charles Fassnacht

FORMER CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX RELATED CHARGES INVOLVING A CHILD
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “One of the stipulations of this plea is that this sex offender will now be required to register every 180 days for the next 25 years.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Nathan Charles Fassnacht, age 34, plead guilty to one count of Sex...
Aug 22 2016

Defendant: Nathan Charles Fassnacht

FORMER CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX RELATED CHARGES INVOLVING A CHILD
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “One of the stipulations of this plea is that this sex offender will now be required to register every 180 days for the next 25 years.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Nathan Charles Fassnacht, age 34, plead guilty to one count of Sex...
Aug 18 2016

Defendant: Earl Warren Boorn

CANAL WINCHESTER MAN INDICTED FOR SHINING EXTREMELY HIGH POWERED SPOTLIGHT AT POLICE HELICOPTER SEARCHING FOR MISSING CHILD
Franklin County Prosecutor said, “Due to this man repeatedly shining an extremely high powered spotlight at a Columbus Police helicopter, he not only interfered with the crew’s ability to fly safely, but he also hindered the crew’s ability to search in the dark for a child th...
Aug 18 2016

Defendant: James Allen Byrd

MOM’S EX-BOYFRIEND INDICTED FOR MURDER IN DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER RAE’LYNN THOMAS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Without warning, this man entered a room and fatally shot the victim while she was watching television with her mother.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a three count indictment against Jam...
Aug 17 2016

Defendant: Charles Lee Sadler

UNCLE SEEN RAPING HIS 3-YEAR OLD NIECE BY PASSING MOTORIST INDICTED
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This uncle faces a potential sentence of life in prison for raping his 3 year old niece.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Charles Lee Sadle...
Aug 16 2016

Defendant: Tony Shea Muldrow

DRIVER OF HAMILTON ROAD HEAD-ON HIT-SKIP CRASH THAT KILLED UNBORN BABY AND INJURED TWO WOMEN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The tragic death of this unborn baby and injury to two women was the result of this man’s decision to drive while intoxicated”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a ten count indictment agains...
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