Press Releases

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 ...
May 02 2016

Defendant: Kyle Richard Black

DAD PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION TO TRAGIC DEATH OF BABY FROM OVERDOSE OF HEROIN MIXED WITH FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “the tragic and avoidable death of this baby was the result of the 11 month old ingesting narcotics while in the care of his parents”.    O’Brien announced that Kyle Richard Black, age 29, plead guilty today to one count of Involuntary Manslaughte...
Apr 29 2016

Defendant: Danny Lee Johnson

MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER OF GIRLFRIEND AT HOMELESS CAMP IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Danny Lee Johnson, age 34, for two counts of Murder (unclassified felonies), one count of Tampering with Evidence (F-3), and one count of Domestic Violence (F-3), for...
Apr 29 2016

Defendant: Jeremy Paul Huffman

HIV POSITIVE STEP DAD INDICTED FOR USING THE SAME TAINTED NEEDLE TO TATTOO HIS FIFTEEN YEAR OLD STEP DAUGHTER AS HE USED ON HIMSELF
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “It is felonious assault and child endangering for an adult who is HIV Positive to use a needle that he used to tattoo himself on his step daughter to also tattoo her”.  Today O’Brien said the Grand Jury filed an indictment against Jeremy Paul Huf...
Apr 25 2016

Defendant: Anthony James Reitan

REYNOLDSBURG MAN INDICTED FOR PROVIDING HEROIN THAT LED TO TWO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an eleven count indictment against Anthony James Reitan, age 26, for four counts of Corrupting Another With Drugs (F-2), two counts of Felonious Assault (F-2), two counts of Illegal Manufacture ...
Apr 25 2016

Defendant: Jose Mozeno Lopez, Adriana Guadalupe Gutierrez-Santana, Claudia S. Ojeda-Gonzalez,Brandy Kynesha Franklin

INDICTMENT FILED ON 4 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN .49 KILOS HEROIN AND 17.07 KILOS COCAINE TRAFFICKING IN COLUMBUS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against four separate individuals involved in drug trafficking between April 12 to April 13, 2016.  Individuals indicted are as follows:               Jose Mozeno Lopez, age ...
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