Indictment Of Several People Connected To Arson Attempt At Frebis Food Center

Posted on 4/4/2012

Defendant: Elvis Bowen, Naser Saleh, And Muhammad Alrimawi

Today, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned several indictments against individuals allegedly involved in an arson attempt at Frebis Food Center, located at 1505 Frebis Avenue.  The charges range from Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Arson (F-2), Attempted Aggravated Arson (F-2), Attempted Arson (F-5) and Possessing Criminal Tools (F-5). Those indicted were Elvis W. Bowen, age 37, from the Grandview Heights/OSU area, Naser Saleh, age 45, from Upper Arlington, and Muhammad Mahmoud Alrimawi, age 32, from Hilliard. Investigators began surveillance of the food mart between March 6th and 27th, 2012, after they heard of an alleged plot to burn the market down. O’Brien said, “Without the surveillance conducted by the Columbus Fire and Police Departments in their thorough investigation, this market would have gone up in flames and created a threat of harm to the entire surrounding neighborhood”.