Press Releases

Jan 31 2020

Defendant: Vincent Depalma

AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE IMPAIRED BY DRUGS INDICTMENT FILED ON DRIVER WHO CAUSED DEATH OF BICYCLIST IN HILLIARD
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today the indictment of Vincent Depalma on charges of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs.  Depalma, 32, of Dublin, was impaired by a non-prescription designer sedative drug when h...
Jan 17 2020

Defendant: Christopher Alan McCleese II

DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF HIS 44 YEAR OLD GIRLFRIEND
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had a warrant for his arrest for Felonious Assault and had drugs in his system when he fled from police, lost control of his vehicle, and crashed his car into a tree, killing his female passenger.”  Franklin County Prosecu...
Jan 03 2020

Defendant: Abraham McNeal Shears, Tarayle Calloway Glick, and Donte Tarik Slash

2 MEN CONNECTED TO THE MURDER-FOR-HIRE DEATH OF A COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS BUS DRIVER INDICTED TODAY; 3RD MAN INVOLVED IN CRIME PLED GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MURDER YESTERDAY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “These men plotted and then waited in the early morning hours for this man to come out of his home to go to work, only to viciously stab him to death.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments o...
Nov 19 2019

Defendant: Samuel Lee Edwards, Elbert Louis Joiner, Jr., Lamonte Anthony Rayford, Troy Eugene Whitfield, Shelby Lynn Freeze, Rene Roderick Carter, and Shanteeia Antoniette Harvey

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDICTMENT FILED ON SIX ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO PROSTITUTION
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “The ring-leader of this enterprise and his associates recruited and exploited vulnerable women to work for them as prostitutes in order to personally benefit financially.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Attorney General Dave Yost ann...
Nov 15 2019

Defendant: Crystal J. Lanier

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR SHOOTING DEATH OF HER SON’S FATHER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The victim had his son at home with him when the boy’s mother stopped to pick the son up.  Following an argument between the two parents, this woman produced a handgun and shot the father numerous times before she and her son left ...
Nov 13 2019

Defendant: Brooke M. Wright

TEACHER/SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR INDICTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teacher and school administrator was engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a student.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Brooke M. Wright, age 39, for two counts of Sexual Battery (F...
Nov 06 2019

Defendant: Kristin Catherine Roth

AGGRAVATED MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON ADULT DAUGHTER FOR KILLING HER FATHER AND SHOOTING HER MOTHER DURING TRICK OR TREAT IN UPPER ARLINGTON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While at her parent’s house to help the couple hand out candy on Halloween, this adult daughter shot both of her parents multiple times, before fleeing the scene.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned ...
Nov 05 2019

Defendant: Dashawn L’amar Finroy

ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF 53 YEAR OLD CYCLIST
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had alcohol in his system when he struck a man riding a bicycle with reflectors and activated head and tail lights from the rear, failed to stop, continued driving and eventually drove on the wrong side of the road where h...
Nov 01 2019

Defendant: Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden

UBER DRIVER INDICTED FOR RAPE OF CUSTOMER; WARRANT ISSUED FOR HIS ARREST
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This Uber driver picked up his 24 year old customer in the early morning hours, pulled off and stopped the vehicle in an unknown location, and raped his passenger in the back seat.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Frankl...
Nov 01 2019

Defendant: Quentin Lamar Smith

QUENTIN LAMAR SMITH FOUND GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS IN THE AGGRAVATED MURDER OF WESTERVILLE POLICE OFFICERS ANTHONY MORELLI AND ERIC JOERING; DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF TRIAL TO START NEXT WEEK
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that following an eleven day jury trial, a Franklin County jury has returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Quentin Lamar Smith, age 32, in connection to the February 10 th , 2018 double murders of Officer Anthony Morelli, age 54, and Of...
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