Press Releases

Jul 31 2018

Defendant: Adea Lejuene Williams

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR STRANGLING HER BOYFRIEND WITH TELEPHONE CORD WHICH RESULTED IN HIS DEATH
            Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man died three days after he was found lying on a bed in a motel room with a phone cord wrapped around his neck.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count indictment on Adea ...
Jul 26 2018

Defendant: Kimberly L. Hignite

CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION AND ENDANGERING CHILDREN
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman had 23 children in her unlicensed home daycare, and had sexually abusive contact with several of the children.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Kimberly L. H...
Jul 25 2018

Defendant: Dean P. Worthington

COLUMBUS POLICE SERGEANT INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This Columbus Police Sergeant was downloading child pornography to his personal cell phone.  This illegal behavior was discovered as a result of a tip Tumblr provided to law enforcement after Worthington uploaded an image of child pornography.”  P...
Jul 20 2018

Defendant: Jake Wright III and Davion Lyndell Lankford

TWO MALES ARRESTED IN DAYTON AND INDICTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY OF WEST SIDE COLUMBUS CVS PHARMACY
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Two weeks ago a man entered a CVS and handed the Pharmacy staff a note where he threatened to shoot the employees if they did not comply with his demands.  The note had a list of medications that were to be placed in a bag.  The Ph...
Jul 10 2018

Defendant: Tiffany Diggs

FORMER STATE OF OHIO EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR THEFT IN OFFICE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman altered payroll records and fraudulently transferred over $26,000 into her personal account for her own use.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a three count indictment against Tiff...
Jul 10 2018

Defendant: Orlando Curtis Dotson

TEENAGER INDICTED FOR OVER 30 BURGLARIES, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES, OR THEFTS COMMITTED OVER A YEAR AND A HALF TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teenager broke in to, or attempted to break in to thirty two residences and stole miscellaneous items worth well over $10,000 in total losses to his victims.”  O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has re...
Jul 09 2018

Defendant: Dennis Earl Green, Jr.

MAN INDICTED FOR SHOOTING A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While on the front porch of a residence executing a search warrant, the Columbus Police Narcotics Bureau tactical team was shot at from inside the home, striking one of the officers in the foot.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Fr...
Jul 03 2018

Defendant: Kayla Dawn Deruyscher

WOMAN INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER TO SILENCE RAPE VICTIM FROM TESTIFYING
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “After being directed by her ex-boyfriend, this woman met with an undercover detective, paid him $500.00, and gave him detailed information and instructions on how her ex-boyfriend wanted a rape victim to be murdered in order to prevent her from te...
Jun 28 2018

Defendant: Jeffrey B. Harrison AKA Frank Michael Drew AKA Jeffrey Smith

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR STABBING DEATH OF VICTIM BEHIND CHINA DYNASTY RESTAURANT IN UPPER ARLINGTON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During an altercation outside of the restaurant, this victim was stabbed in the chest and left lying unconscious in a bed of mulch as his assailant fled the scene.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned...
Jun 26 2018

Defendant: Antwonne Hunter, Toinairis Hunter, Luis Villareal, Davion Craig, Josue Montelongo-Rangel, Juan Vela, Jr., Anthony Lamont Jones, James Junior Jones

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON EIGHT PEOPLE TRAFFICKING NEARLY 75 POUNDS OF COCAINE TRANSPORTED FROM MEXICO
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This organized group of people utilized a semi-truck to transport large amounts of drugs from Mexico to a warehouse on East Fifth Avenue.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictmen...
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