Press Releases

Mar 31 2016

Defendant: Joseph Edward Carter

SUSPECT IN 1997 COLD CASE INDICTED FOR RAPE BASED ON DNA HIT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a rape indictment on Joseph Edward Carter, age 45, in connection to an offense that took place in 1997.  Carter has been indicted for one count Rape with Repeat Violent Offender Specificat...
Mar 29 2016

Defendant: Walter Thomas Littler and Michael James Nibert, Jr.

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON BROTHERS STEALING COPPER PIPES, COILS, AND EVAPORATORS FROM HOUSES IN FORECLOSURE AND/OR FOR SALE THROUGHOUT NUMEROUS CENTRAL OHIO COUNTIES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a RICO indictment against two brothers, Walter Thomas Littler, age 41, and Michael James Nibert, Jr., age 30, for fifty-five counts including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Bur...
Mar 28 2016

Defendant: Timothy Erwin Harrow

MAN FOUND GUILTY OF 33 COUNTS INVOLVING THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF 3 CHILD VICTIMS AFTER WEEKLONG TRIAL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that after a weeklong trial, Timothy Erwin Harrow, age 47, was found guilty of eighteen counts of Rape, three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, six counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, three counts of Importuning, and three c...
Mar 23 2016

Defendant: Lester Eugene Thimmes

GROVE CITY MAN INDICTED FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a six count indictment against Lester Eugene Thimmes, age 65, for two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), two counts of Corrupting Another With Drugs (F-2), one count of Illegal Manufactur...
Mar 22 2016

Defendant: TYE DOWNARD

STATE REQUESTS COURT TO DISMISS CASES INVOLVING FORMER REYNOLDSBURG POLICE OFFICER TYE DOWNARD
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has announced today that after reviewing pending cases in which former Reynoldsburg Police Officer Tye Downard was involved that it was determined that in the interest of justice and in the integrity of the investigation and prosecution that the State w...
Mar 18 2016

Defendant: Sherrod Gamble

MAN FOUND GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED MURDER IN THE DEATH OF SISTER’S FIANCE
            Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that a Franklin County Jury found Sherrod Gamble guilty of Aggravated Murder with Firearm and Repeat Violent Offender Specifications.             The victim, Kieta Smith, was the fiance of Gamble’s sister.  The two men had ...
Mar 16 2016

Defendant: Marctarious Kejuan Grace

2 MILLION DOLLAR BOND SET FOR SUSPECT INDICTED IN DEATH OF 7 YEAR OLD BOY AND WOUNDING OF 3 OTHERS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced this afternoon that a 2 million dollar bond was set in arraignment court today for Marctarious Kejuan Grace, age 18, in connection to the March 4th shooting death of 7 year old De’Ontae Fisher and wounding of three other people...
Mar 16 2016

Defendant: Elijah Jamal Hand

17 YEAR OLD INVOLVED IN ROBBERY INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a seven count indictment on Elijah Jamal Hand, age 17, in connection to the May 8, 2015 early morning robbery that happened outside an eastside apartment located at 2471 Shore Boulevard East, wh...
Mar 15 2016

Defendant: Joviyon S. Turner

MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Joviyon S. Turner, age 19, plead guilty today to one count of Murder (an unclassified felony) with a firearm specification, in connection to the June 7, 2015 murder of Raheem Dearmond, age 22.  The shooting death of Dearmond happened foll...
Mar 14 2016

Defendant: Raymont Abdul Durwin

MAN INDICTED FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today Raymont Abdul Durwin Moore AKA Shorty, age 42, plead guilty today to one count Attempted Trafficking in Persons (F-2), and one count of Compelling Prostitution (F-3) in connection to Moore prostituting out two adult female victims under ...
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