Press Releases

Feb 24 2016

Defendant: Jeffrey Knight

Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of his Adult Son
Jeffrey Knight pled guilty today to a charge of F-1 Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of his 25 year old son, Jonathan.  The father and son had been drinking and became involved in an argument and a fight at Jeffrey Knight’s home.  The elder Knight hit his son in the head...
Feb 16 2016

Defendant: Jacob Ferrero

Jacob Ferrero Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Murder of his girlfriend and to the Murder of their unborn child, Aggravated Arson and Abuse of a Corpse
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Jacob T. Ferrero, has entered Guilty Pleas of Aggravated Murder, Murder, Aggravated Arson and Gross Abuse of a Corpse.  Ferrero was on trial for the October 8, 2014 death of his pregnant girlfriend, Samantha Darlene Greenlee, who wa...
Feb 05 2016

Defendant: New World Recycling, Yujian Wang, PSC Metals, Jeremy Webster, Masser Metals & Recycling, G-Cor Automotive, Adam Greenblott, Sims Brothers Recycling, A to Z Recycling, Inc., Lin Wang, Xiaodong Qu

LONG TERM SCRAP YARD INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN INDICTMENTS FOR ACCEPTING PROHIBITED OR STOLEN PROPERTY
The Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office are proud to announce the result of the first ever under-cover compliance investigation in the nation focused specifically on all scrap yards within a single large mu...
Feb 04 2016

Defendant: Thierno Mamadou Barry and Fatu Bangura

INDICTMENT FILED ON COUPLE FOR $54,000 IN CREDIT CARD FRAUD CHARGES USED TO PURCHASE 300 CARTONS OF CIGARETTES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Thierno Mamadou Barry AKA Ahmed Barry AKA Kevin Gonzalez, age 35, and Fatu Bangura, age 27, for counts including Tampering with Records, Forgery, Identity Fraud, Misu...
Jan 25 2016

Defendant: Wendell Callahan

Preliminary Hearing scheduled for tomorrow waived by Wendell Callahan in connection to north-side triple murder case
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Wendell Callahan, age 35, has waived his preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning, January 26, 2016 at 9:30 am in connection to the murders of his ex-girlfriend, Erveena Hammonds, age 32, and her two daughters Anaesia Gree...
Jan 20 2016

Defendant: Dale Eugene Foughty and John Richard Sampson II

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON MEN STEALING APPLIANCES FROM NEWLY BUILT HOUSES AND APARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a RICO indictment against Dale Eugene Foughty, age 37, and John Richard Sampson II, age 33, for counts including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Breaking and Entering, Receiving...
Jan 15 2016

Defendant: Johnny Lee Schumacher AKA Johnny Lee Schumaker

FATHER WITH TWO TODDLERS IN CAR INDICTED FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS OFFENSES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Johnny Lee Schumacher AKA Johnny Lee Schumaker, age 30, for two counts Improperly Handling Firearms In A Motor Vehicle (F-4), eight counts Having Weapons While Under ...
Jan 11 2016

Defendant: Tracy A. Glover

WOMAN WHO HELPED HER BOYFRIEND RAPE HER OWN CHILDREN PLEADS GUILTY
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Tracy A. Glover, age 44, pleaded guilty today to two counts of Rape (F-1), where all parties are recommending she be sent to prison.  Glover has agreed to testify truthfully at the trial involving her boyfriend and co-defe...
Jan 08 2016

Defendant: Adolfo Castaneda

FRAUDULENT HOME REPAIRMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has announced local home repairman Adolfo Castaneda, age 40, was sentenced today by Judge William Woods to 5 years and 3 months and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $50,000.00 for charges filed in August, 2015.  Casteneda was charged with taking mon...
Dec 23 2015

Defendant: Robin Wallace Toms

MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED ARSON IN TWO-ALARM WEST-SIDE WAREHOUSE FIRE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Robin Wallace Toms, age 30, for one count of Aggravated Arson (F-1), one count of Arson (F-4), one count of Vandalism (F-3), and one count of Breaking and Entering (F...
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