Worthington Schools Lockdown Suspect Indicted

Posted on 3/2/2012

Defendant: Ryan Velie

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Ryan D. Velie, age 32, for one count (F-5) Possession of a Dangerous Ordinance, and two counts (F-5) Possession of Criminal Tools, for a total of three counts. On Friday, February 10th, four Worthington Schools went into lockdown as Worthington Police and Columbus SWAT officers surrounded a home located at 661 Farrington Drive. Police received a report that there was an armed adult male inside the home. Inside the home, police located ten firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition. One of the weapons was an AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifle, loaded with a 40 round magazine. Police confiscated all of the guns and ammunition, along with miscellaneous materials used for potentially making pipe bombs. O’Brien commended the Worthington PD, CPD SWAT, and the Columbus Fire Department Bomb Squad for rapidly securing the neighborhood and for their thorough search of the home.