Press Releases

Sep 30 2016

Defendant: Lonnie Boye Sturdivant

SERIAL GROPER ARRESTED ON THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS INDICTED
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Even though this man was issued a ban from OSU campus in 2015, he trespassed in The Ohio Union and had sexual contact with a female without her consent.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has re...
Sep 30 2016

Defendant: Adam Jamar Sesay

18 YEAR OLD SERIAL RAPIST INDICTED LAST MONTH FOR 3 RAPES AT GUNPOINT OVER TWO MONTH TIME SPAN INDICTED FOR 3 MORE RAPES
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teenager has now been indicted for a total of 6 rapes, victimizing all of the women within a three and a half month time frame.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a fourteen co...
Sep 28 2016

Defendant: Yusuf Suliman Conteh and Damon Andrew Rosmond

DEFENDANTS WHO USED PERISCOPE APP TO LIVE STREAM CRIMES SAYING THEY WOULD SHOOT UP NEIGHBORHOOD WITH LOADED AR-15 GUN IF THEY GOT 100 VIEWS PLEAD GUILTY
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Two men who wanted attention by live-streaming a statement on the social media app Periscope, saying that they would shoot up the neighborhood if they got to 100 views, plead guilty today to numerous counts”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Bri...
Sep 23 2016

Defendant: Ronald Eugene Grier

STRANGER RAPE OF 17 YEAR OLD IN 1995 LINKED TO SUSPECT BY CODIS HIT; DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man held a gun to his 17 year old victim and threatened to kill her prior to raping her.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Ronald Eugene Grier, age 41, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count o...
Sep 23 2016

Defendant: Jamie Nichole Maynard

MADISON COUNTY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Based on the soaring heroin overdose death rate in central Ohio, we will continue to aggressively investigate drug overdose deaths immediately after a body has been discovered in an attempt to identify the source of the drugs.”  Prosecutor Ron O’...
Sep 23 2016

Defendant: Sara Robin Sanderson

WOMAN INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Through the investigation of this case, we have been able to identify the woman responsible for selling the heroin that ultimately took this victim’s life.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an i...
Sep 22 2016

Defendant: Darvin Wayne Russell

31 COUNT INDICTMENT HANDED DOWN TO SUSPECTED PREDATOR FOR SEX OFFENSES INVOLVING 6 PRE-TEEN VICTIMS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man raped his two adopted daughters and committed sex offenses against 4 of their friends.  All involved victims were 12 years old or younger.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returne...
Sep 21 2016

Defendant: Susan Gwynne

COLUMBUS WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING FROM ELDERLY
Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announces that Susan Gwynne, age 55, plead guilty today to 46 counts in connection to her theft from elderly residents living in senior facilities in both Delaware and Franklin Counties between April 2008 and March 2016.  Through the collaborative effor...
Sep 16 2016

Defendant: Shatwan Leander McCarrel

22 YEAR OLD REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER INDICTED FOR UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH 13 YEAR OLD
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This registered sex offender has a conviction from 2012 for having sex with a different minor.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Shatwan Leander McCarrel, age 22, has been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury for two c...
Sep 15 2016

Defendant: POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien provided the following statement regarding the shooting death of Tyree King, where on duty Columbus Police Officer Brian Mason discharged his service firearm near the corner of South 18th Street and East Capital Street last night:  I jo...
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