Press Releases

Jan 08 2015

Defendant: Roshawn Lamar Tatom

SUSPECT IN 1996 COLD CASE INDICTED FOR RAPE BASED ON DNA HIT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a rape indictment on Roshawn Lamar Tatom, age 35, in connection to an offense that took place in 1996.  Tatom has been indicted for one count Rape (F-1), and one count Kidnapping (F-1), fo...
Oct 30 2014

Defendant: Jacob T. Ferrero

TWENTY-THREE YEAR OLD INDICTED FOR MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND AND UNBORN BABY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jacob T. Ferrero, age 23, for one count Aggravated Murder (unclassified), two counts Murder (unclassified), one count Aggravated Arson, (F-1), one count Aggravated Ar...
Oct 10 2014

Defendant: Brandi Kierra Byrd

MOM INDICTED FOR BURNING TODDLER
Today, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Brandi Kierra Byrd, age 23, for one count (F-2) Felonious Assault, one count (F-2) Endangering Children, and one count (F-3) Endangering Children, for a total of 3 c...
Oct 10 2014

Defendant: Rex Allen Hamilton

DRIVER INDICTED IN FATAL HIT-SKIP MOTORCYCLE CRASH
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Rex Allen Hamilton, age 58, for one count (F-3) Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, one count (F-3) Failure to Stop After an Accident, and one count (F-3) Tampering with Evidence, for a total o...
Sep 11 2014

Defendant: Matthew Wayne Perry

LOCAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR INDICTED FOR THEFT
Today, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Matthew Wayne Perry, age 48, for one count Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F-3), and four counts Falsification in a Theft Offense (F-5), for a total of fi...
Sep 11 2014

Defendant: Leroy Davis

SUSPECT IN 1996 COLD CASE INDICTED FOR RAPE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Leroy Davis, age 48, in connection to an offense that took place in 1996.  Davis has been indicted for two counts Aggravated Rape (F-1), and one count Kidnapping (F-1), fo...
Jul 31 2014

Defendant: Stephen Tankovich

Columbus City Schools
Stephen B. Tankovich, former Executive Director of the Office of Accountability Systems for the Columbus City Schools, will appear in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court today to face a Felony Charge for Attempted Tampering with Government Records. The records involved ...
Jul 08 2014

Defendant: WILLIE LEE DUMAS

DEATH PENALTY CASE INDICTED IN AGGRAVATED MURDER OF 89 YEAR OLD WOMAN
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a death penalty indictment on Willie Lee Dumas, Jr., age 58, in connection to the April 17, 2014 murder of Anna Eblen, age 89, that occurred in the victim’s east side home located at 3095 E. 12t...
May 23 2014

Defendant: Zerrei,Eteish,Al-Aghaith,H Shalash,M Shalash,Mohammed,Moussa,Al-Sulimin,Alshaibani

9 PEOPLE INDICTED FROM SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA AND BATH SALT TRAFFICKING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Sheriff Zach Scott announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against nine separate individuals involved in synthetic marijuana and bath salt trafficking activity from early to mid 2013 sales to police agents, which...
May 01 2014

Defendant: Heather Robertson

FORMER HUBER RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA PRESIDENT INDICTED FOR GRAND THEFT
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Heather E. Robertson, age 29, for one count (F-4) Grand Theft.  Robertson was the former PTA President for Huber Ridge Elementary School within the Westerville City School ...
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