Men Connected To Murder-For-Hire Plot Indicted
Posted on 1/9/2013
Defendant: Daniel Lytle And Brad Fickenworth
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against Daniel Lytle, age 59, and Brad Fickenworth, age 26, in connection to an arranged plot to murder Lytle’s wife Tammy. Lytle’s indictment includes 3 separate incidents and he has been indicted for one count (F-1) Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder, one count (F-1) Aggravated Burglary, one count (F-1) Aggravated Robbery, one count (F-1) Kidnapping, one count (F-3) Violating a Protection Order or Consent Agreement, one count (F-3) Abduction, one count (M-1) Domestic Violence, and one count (F-2) Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, for a total of eight counts. Fickenworth has been indicted for one count (F-1) Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Murder.
On October 28, 2012, it is alleged that Lytle committed a home invasion with a hunting knife at Tammy’s residence located at 3873 Aries Brook Drive in Columbus. In early to mid-December 2012, it is alleged that Lytle solicited a person to disfigure Tammy, and this person contacted the police. In mid to late December 2012, it is alleged that Lytle solicited Fickenworth to hire a third party to murder his wife. O’Brien stated, “If found guilty on all charges, Lytle faces a maximum sentence exceeding 50 years and Fickenworth could be sentenced to between 3 to 11 years”. Arraignment for both men is set for Friday, January 11, 2013, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A.