Man Indicted For Multiple Stabbings Outside Downtown Office Building

Posted on 4/6/2012

Defendant: John Mallett

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against John W. Mallett, age 37, for five counts (F-1) Attempted Murder, four counts (F-2) Felonious Assault, and one count (F-1) Felonious Assault, for a total of ten counts, in connection to the March 14, 2012 stabbings that occurred inside the office building located at 150 E. Gay Street in downtown Columbus. At approximately 12:41 pm, Columbus Police received numerous 911 calls reporting a male with a knife inside the office building which houses the Miami-Jacobs Career College, offices of the Ohio Attorney General, and a restaurant. Mallett has been indicted for allegedly stabbing Jean Michal Desir, age 55, Jeffrey Maloon, age 53, Donte M. Dunnagan, age 36, and Gerald Dowe, Jr., age 29. It is alleged in the indictment that the defendant charged CPD Officer Deborah Ayers prior to being captured.