Press Releases

Aug 02 2022

Defendant: Rashad Short

Rashad Short Found Guilty in Two Separate Columbus Murders
A Franklin County jury on Thursday July 28ᵗʰ found Rashad Short, last known address 989 East 17ᵗʰ Ave, Columbus, guilty of two separate murder charges following a nine-day trial. The court convicted Short of nine counts stemming from the shooting deaths of Jordan Gray and Dant...
Jul 25 2022

Defendant: Gerson Fuentes

Man Indicted For Rape of 10 Year Old
The Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Gerson Fuentes charging him with two (2) counts of Rape. See the link below for a copy of the indictment 22CR3226-Fuentes-Indictment
Jul 15 2022

Defendant: John Clarke

Man Jailed for Election Falsification
John A. Clarke was sentenced Tuesday to a jail term of 120 days following his conviction on May 16 for filing a false campaign finance record. Clarke also was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and serve five years of probation. He was ...
Jun 16 2022

Defendant: Nasear Smith

Nasear Smith Guilty Plea
On June 14, 2022, Nasear Smith pled guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter for causing the death of Derek Hoston. Today, Mr. Smith was sentenced to an indefinite prison term for a minimum of at least 10 years and a maximum of 15 years. On May 10, 2021 at approximately 1:20 a.m....
Jun 06 2022

Defendant: Jabari Ester

Jabari Ester Found Guilty
A jury found Jabari Ester, Guilty of three counts of Rape (F1) and three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3) on June 4, 2022 following a four day jury trial. Two counts of Rape were for a child under 10 years of age. Senior Special Victims Unit Prosecutor Dan Lenert and ...
May 20 2022

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First Annual Prosecutor’s Report
2021 Recap and Look Forward to 2022 2021-Recap-Memo
May 13 2022

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Congratulations h.a.r.t Graduates
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Gary Tyack wants to congratulate the 30 new graduates of Franklin County Municipal Court’s h.a.r.t. program. The graduation ceremony took place on May 11, 2022. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office supports this program financially through ...
May 13 2022

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Recognition Of Police Week
In recognition of the service of our Mid-Ohio federal, state and local law enforcement officers, Franklin County, Ohio Prosecutor G. Gary Tyack and his Office expresses their gratitude and thanks for the difficult work our law enforcement officers do every day to keep our comm...
Apr 26 2022

Defendant: Amir Elkhabiry

Guilty Verdict In Death of Melly Smith
A jury found Amir Elkhabiry Guilty of Aggravated Murder with a firearm specification on March 17, 2022 following a four day jury trial. The Court convicted Mr. Elkhabiry of being a repeat violent offender and Having A Weapon while Under a Disability. Sentencing is set for May ...
Apr 26 2022

Defendant: Amir Elkhabiry

Guilty Verdict In Death of Melly Smith
A jury found Amir Elkhabiry Guilty of Aggravated Murder with a firearm specification on March 17, 2022 following a four day jury trial. The Court convicted Mr. Elkhabiry of being a repeat violent offender and Having A Weapon while Under a Disability. Sentencing is set for May ...

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