Press Releases

Jul 09 2018

Defendant: Dennis Earl Green, Jr.

MAN INDICTED FOR SHOOTING A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While on the front porch of a residence executing a search warrant, the Columbus Police Narcotics Bureau tactical team was shot at from inside the home, striking one of the officers in the foot.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Fr...
Jul 03 2018

Defendant: Kayla Dawn Deruyscher

WOMAN INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER TO SILENCE RAPE VICTIM FROM TESTIFYING
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “After being directed by her ex-boyfriend, this woman met with an undercover detective, paid him $500.00, and gave him detailed information and instructions on how her ex-boyfriend wanted a rape victim to be murdered in order to prevent her from te...
Jun 28 2018

Defendant: Jeffrey B. Harrison AKA Frank Michael Drew AKA Jeffrey Smith

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR STABBING DEATH OF VICTIM BEHIND CHINA DYNASTY RESTAURANT IN UPPER ARLINGTON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During an altercation outside of the restaurant, this victim was stabbed in the chest and left lying unconscious in a bed of mulch as his assailant fled the scene.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned...
Jun 26 2018

Defendant: Antwonne Hunter, Toinairis Hunter, Luis Villareal, Davion Craig, Josue Montelongo-Rangel, Juan Vela, Jr., Anthony Lamont Jones, James Junior Jones

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON EIGHT PEOPLE TRAFFICKING NEARLY 75 POUNDS OF COCAINE TRANSPORTED FROM MEXICO
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This organized group of people utilized a semi-truck to transport large amounts of drugs from Mexico to a warehouse on East Fifth Avenue.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictmen...
Jun 19 2018

Defendant: in re death of Charles McCoy

MURDER CHARGES PENDING IN MUNICIPAL COURT AGAINST JEFFREY LAMAR SMITH DISMISSED THIS MORNING
Murder charges pending in municipal court against Jeffrey Lamar Smith were dismissed this morning at the request of Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office following the completion of additional investigation by the Upper Arlington Police.  Smith had been released on his own recogniza...
Jun 14 2018

Defendant: James Anthony Gentile

AGGRAVATED MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WESTERVILLE MAN FOR RAPE AND STABBING DEATH OF HIS WIFE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This is a case of domestic violence where this man raped and killed his wife who had separated from him.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a seven count indictment on James Anthony Gentile, age 55,...
Jun 07 2018

Defendant: Anthony C. L. Wofford, III

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR STABBING DEATH OF HIS PARTNER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Following an argument between two partners, the victim was stabbed to death as he tried to leave the residence.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a three count indictment on Anthony C. L. Wofford, ...
May 31 2018

Defendant: DeShaune K. Stewart

STATE AND FEDERAL PROSECUTORS JOIN TO PROSECUTE INDICTMENT ON DESHAUNE STEWART FOR MURDERS OF TWO US POSTAL WORKERS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and United States Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman both announce that a Federal Grand Jury has returned a double murder indictment on DeShaune K. Stewart, age 24, in connection to the December 23 rd , 2017 murders of United States Postal Emp...
May 30 2018

Defendant: Jose Veliz

DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN THE DEATH OF 31 YEAR OLD WOMAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Two co-workers were both victims of an unlicensed and intoxicated driver and tragically, one of the victims died from her injuries sustained on that day.”  Ron O’Brien announces that Jose Veliz, age 37, plead guilty recently to o...
May 21 2018

Defendant: Michael Jerome Walsh

SOUTHWESTERN CITY SCHOOLS TEACHER INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While employed as a middle school teacher, this man was downloading child pornography on several computers at his house.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Jerome Walsh, age 61, for fi...
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