Press Releases

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 ...
Jun 24 2016

Defendant: Raymond Eichenberger

LOCAL ATTORNEY RAYMOND EICHENBERGER WAS INDICTED ON FORGERY (F4) AND THEFT (F4)
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated that, “This act by a licensed attorney not only violates ethical and moral conduct but is also a punishable criminal act.”  The Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Raymond Eichenberger, age 62, for one count (F-4) Forger...
Jun 20 2016

Defendant: Dalon Laquan Smoot

21 YEAR OLD INDICTED FOR MURDERING FORMER OSU CHEER TEAM MEMBER DURING ROBBERY Triggerman had been Released from Prison only 25 days before this Homicide
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said “This 21 year old is charged with murdering a former OSU cheer team leader and current cheer team coach in the same cul-de-sac on Larry Place where just days before there was an unrelated murder.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said that t...
Jun 17 2016

Defendant: Charles Antoine Rodriquez Granberry, Dwayne T. Robinson, Anthony D. McGuffie, Henry Gerard Hames Hill, Jr. and Randall J. Frye

Five Co-Defendants Who Were Charged After Raid on Dogfighting Ring, in Which 45 dogs Were Rescued, Will be Prosecuted in Federal Court
Prosecutor O’Brien stated, “Dogfighting is not a sport, it is a criminal activity in which two dogs are pitted against each other in a fight which generally ends in the death or serious injury of one of the dogs, all for the entertainment of spectators and for profit of the d...
Jun 16 2016

Defendant: Event

4th ANNUAL FRANKLIN COUNTY WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY INVITATIONAL EVENT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 17TH
“Although oftentimes extremely difficult to detect, elder abuse is a preventable problem that unfortunately spans across every race, gender, and socioeconomic class in our country”, said Prosecutor Ron O’Brien.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15,...
Jun 15 2016

Defendant: Susan Gwynne

WOMAN INDICTED ON 101 CHARGES AFTER ELDERLY VICTIMS REPORT MISSING ITEMS
A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned a 101-count indictment against 55-year-old Susan Gwynne of Columbus.  Charges come after a January 2016 call to authorities reporting personal items were missing from an elderly resident at the Inn at Olentangy Trail.  “After the init...
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