Press Releases

Aug 30 2019

Defendant: Walter Luther Smith

GRANDFATHER INDICTED FOR RAPE OF HIS 4 YEAR OLD GRANDSON
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man performed oral sex and other sex acts with his 4 year old grandson.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Walter Luther Smith, age 4...
Aug 29 2019

Defendant: Donte Matthew Martin

INSTRUCTOR AND COACH ASSIGNED TO THE WESTERVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “While assigned to a Westerville middle school, this instructor and coach was downloading child pornography on several devices at his house and was posting child pornography onto his Tumblr social media account.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced t...
Aug 26 2019

Defendant: Darrell Labishop Rodgers, Jr.

MAN INDICTED FOR RECENT RAPE OF WOMAN WALKING NEAR THE OSU CAMPUS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This woman was walking near the OSU campus, when she was grabbed by a stranger at gun point, forced up against a wall, where she was robbed and repeatedly raped by this defendant.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County...
Aug 22 2019

Defendant: Samuel Little

Press Advisory for plea and sentencing for Samuel Little
DATE:            FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 RD , 2019 TIME:            12:00 P.M. NOON PLACE:          HAMILTON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY                        1000 MAIN STREET, ROOM 601                        CINCINNATI, OH  45202       SUBJECT:     SAMUEL LITTLE                    ...
Aug 21 2019

Defendant: Carol Ann Seymour

GROVE CITY WOMAN INDICTED FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Through investigation, we have once again been able to identify the individual responsible for facilitating the drug transaction that ultimately took this victim’s life.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury ...
Aug 15 2019

Defendant: Rodney Edward King, Jr.

29 YEAR OLD MALE INDICTED FOR 10 FELONIES AND 2 MISDEMEANORS COMMITTED IN LESS THAN A HALF HOUR TIME SPAN INVOLVING 7 VICTIMS
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During a half hour time span, this man went from one location to the next, within a one block radius, committing multiple felonies against seven different victims.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the F...
Aug 14 2019

Defendant: Kristofer Deshan Garrett

SENTENCE OF DEATH RECOMMENDED BY JURY FOR KRISTOFER GARRETT IN THE BRUTAL MURDER OF HIS FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that a Franklin County jury has recommended a death sentence for Kristofer Deshan Garrett, age 26 for the January 5 th , 2018 murder of his four year old daughter and recommended a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the deat...
Aug 12 2019

Defendant: William Anthony Bohonyi, Jr.

OSU DIVING COACH SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that William Anthony Bohonyi, age 33 was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to two counts of Sexual Battery.  In 2014, Bohonyi was a coach for the Ohio State University Dive Club.  The university learned of sexual misconduct alleg...
Aug 06 2019

Defendant: Kristofer Deshan Garrett

KRISTOFER GARRETT FOUND GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS IN THE MURDER OF HIS FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND HER MOTHER; DEATH PENALTY PHASE OF TRIAL TO START NEXT WEEK
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that following a twelve day jury trial, a Franklin County jury has returned a guilty verdict on Kristofer Deshan Garrett, age 26, in connection to the January 5 th , 2018 double murders of his four year old daughter and her mother Nicole Antion...
Aug 01 2019

Defendant: Dr. Edward F. Jackson

DR. EDWARD F. JACKSON, JR. DENIED PAROLE
In June Prosecutor Ron O’Brien objected to Jackson’s release because the victims still live today with the horror of his sexual assaults.  Prosecutor O’Brien announces today that the Ohio Parole Board has denied parole for serial rapist Edward F. Jackson, Jr.  O’Brien state...
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