Press Releases

Mar 14 2017

Defendant: Billy Dee Anderson

FORMER INMATE PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE OF CHASE BANK EMPLOYEE AT DOWNTOWN OFFICE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Billy Dee Anderson, age 31, plead Guilty to one count of Kidnapping (F-1), and three counts of Rape (F-1), for a total of four counts, in connection to the kidnapping and rape that took place in the downtown Columbus Chase Bank towe...
Mar 07 2017

Defendant: Charles Lee Sadler

MAN SEEN RAPING 3-YEAR OLD TODDLER BY PASSING MOTORIST SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE FOR TEN YEARS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Fortunately a concerned citizen reported witnessing this man raping a 3 year old toddler as the crime was occurring.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Charles Lee Sadler, age 35, plead guilty today to one c...
Mar 03 2017

Defendant:

INFORMATION SOUGHT IN MISSING PERSON JOEY LABUTE, JR.
March 5, 2017, marks the one year date that Joey LaBute, Jr. disappeared from Union Cafe in the Short North. His body was later recovered from the Olentangy River on March 29, 2016.  The Columbus Police Department, the Franklin County Prosecutors Office, and the Buckeye Regi...
Mar 02 2017

Defendant: Todd M. Williams

DESECRATION INDICTMENT FILED ON HILLIARD MAN WRITING THREATENING MESSAGE ON PERRY TOWNSHIP MOSQUE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and United States Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Todd M. Williams, age 44, in connection to the February 11, 2017 desecration of the Ahlul-Bayt Society Islamic Center located at ...
Feb 27 2017

Defendant: Jeremy Roberts

GROVE CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MURDER AND IS SENTENCED TO 25 TO LIFE FOR FATAL STABBING OF EX-WIFE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This is a sad case of domestic violence where this man brutally killed his ex-wife in front of his apartment and told his then 13 year old son to report the murder to the police by having the teen call 911.”  Ron O’Brien announced...
Feb 13 2017

Defendant: Brian Lee Golsby

PROSECUTOR RON O’BRIEN SEEKS AND COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD MURDER SUSPECT IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND IN DEATH OF 21 YEAR OLD OSU STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Brian Lee Golsby asking the Arraignment Court Judge William Pollitt to detain Golsby without bail.  The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that Golsby posed a danger to the comm...
Feb 06 2017

Defendant: Ernest Rawls III

DRUNK DRIVER INVOLVED IN WINCHESTER PIKE/US-33 HEAD-ON CRASH INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The tragic death of this wife and mother of 3 was the result of this man’s extreme impairment and reckless driving.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Ernest Rawls III, ...
Feb 02 2017

Defendant: Michael Clay Hessler

ROAD RAGE SUSPECT INDICTED FOR FELONIOUS ASSAULT AND ROBBERY OF 74 YEAR OLD MAN IN HILLTOP AREA
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man blamed an innocent 74 year old man who had stopped at a pump to put gas in his car, for an accident that didn’t even involve him.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against M...
Feb 01 2017

Defendant: Kaleb Richard Kirkpatrick

SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY TO SEVEN BURGLARIES IN OLD WORTHINGTON STEALING IN EXCESS OF $50,000 WORTH OF JEWELRY OVER 5 WEEK TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man broke in to seven residences in Old Worthington and stole hundreds of pieces of jewelry worth well over $50,000.”  O’Brien announced today that Kaleb Richard Kirkpatrick, age 23, plead guilty to four (F-2) counts of Burgl...
Jan 31 2017

Defendant: Mary Ellen Satterfield

INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN WHO STOLE OVER $30,000 FROM 6 DISABLED CLIENTS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This was an entrusted health care provider who abused her position for her own personal gain by stealing over $30,000 from 6 unsuspecting disabled clients.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has...
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