Press Releases

Jun 03 2016

Defendant: Drakkar Dashawn Groce

INDICTMENT FILED ON DRAKKAR GROCE FOR 2010 SHOOTING THAT PARALYZED VICTIM
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien commented, “Thanks to the collaborative efforts of many individuals over the past six years, we are able to prosecute the man responsible for this avoidable shooting which has had a tragic impact on our victim.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the...
May 27 2016

Defendant: Alberto P. hernandez

55 Year Old Man Found Guilty of Raping 8 & 14 Year Old Girls While his Girlfriend Held Them Down
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “this man faces a potential sentence of life in prison following a weeklong trial where he was found guilty by the jury for the rape of two young girls.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Alberto P. Herna...
May 25 2016

Defendant: Robin Wallace Toms

MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN TWO-ALARM WEST-SIDE WAREHOUSE FIRE THAT CAUSED MILLIONS IN DAMAGES
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Fortunately no one was injured by this fire, however it required between 50-100 firefighters to fight the blaze”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Robin Wallace Toms, age 30, plead guilty today to one count of Arson (F-4), o...
May 18 2016

Defendant: Dezmond A. Childress

16 YEAR OLD INDICTED FOR FATAL SHOOTING OF 17 YEAR OLD LINDEN MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “A 16 year old now faces a potential 18 years to life sentence in prison following a fist fight that ended in a senseless fatal shooting”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment again...
May 16 2016

Defendant: Christopher Stewart Kitchen

FORMER OSU MARCHING BAND DRUM-MAJOR INSTRUCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL BATTERY INVOLVING STUDENT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This former OSU band instructor will be required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life in connection to this case”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Christopher Stewart Kitchen, age 29, plead guilty to o...
May 12 2016

Defendant: Erica Marie Barley

MOTHER PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATH OF HER 14 MONTH OLD TODDLER
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “It is unacceptable when we see a tragic and avoidable death of an innocent toddler from a heroin and fentanyl overdose”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Erica Marie Barley, age 32, plead guilty today to one count of Involun...
May 12 2016

Defendant: Emory Thomas Clay

TINY RASCALS GANGSTER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER AFTER INTENTIONALLY RUNNING VICTIM DOWN WITH HIS VEHICLE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “A teenager who ruthlessly used his vehicle to run down a victim and then fled the scene on Christmas Day last year, is now facing serious felony charges”.  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury...
May 11 2016

Defendant: Anthony Jermaine Wilson, Tori Nikita Wilson, and Dante Lamont Griffin

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only will our office continue to coordinate efforts with other agencies within the law enforcement system to rescue victims who are forced or coerced into human trafficking, but we will also prosecute the defendants exploiting...
May 10 2016

Defendant: Yusuf Suliman Conteh and Damon Andrew Rosmond

2ND INDICTMENT FILED IN A MONTH INVOLVING THE USE OF PERISCOPE APP TO LIVE STREAM CRIMES; DEFENDANTS SAID THEY WOULD SHOOT UP NEIGHBORHOOD WITH LOADED AR-15 GUN IF THEY GOT 100 VIEWS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Two young men who wanted attention through social media by live-streaming a statement that they would shoot up the neighborhood if they got to 100 views and handing a loaded AR-15 to a toddler, are now facing serious felony charge...
May 04 2016

Defendant: AARON FIELDS

DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN HEAD-ON CRASH KILLING TWO, INJURING TWO
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “this devastating crash that killed two and injured two was the result of this young man operating a motor vehicle with four times the legal limit of Marijuana in his system.”  O’Brien announced today that Aaron S. Fields, age 22 at the time, has ...
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