Press Releases

Feb 23 2018

Defendant: Keith J. McCauley II

AGGRAVATED MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON KEITH MCCAULEY FOR SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS WIFE IN FRONT OF THEIR 9 YEAR OLD SON
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “During an argument, Keith McCauley produced a handgun and shot his wife numerous times before she fled from the house into a neighbor’s yard where she collapsed.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has...
Feb 15 2018

Defendant: Anthony James Pardon

DEATH PENALTY INDICTMENT FILED ON ANTHONY PARDON FOR THE KIDNAPPING, RAPE, AND MURDER OF 24 YEAR OLD ASPIRING FUNERAL DIRECTOR RACHAEL ANDERSON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Pardon faces the death penalty for murdering Rachael Anderson between the evening of her 24 th birthday and the following morning.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a nine count death penalty indi...
Feb 01 2018

Defendant: Jonathan Charles Knapp, Justin Lee Goins, Frank M. Abrams II and Gary Ronald Smith, Jr.

RICO INDICTMENT FILED IN CONNECTION TO THEFT, ID FRAUD, AND BREAKING AND ENTERING CRIMINAL OFFENSES AGAINST OVER THREE DOZEN VICTIMS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “A man and three of his associates committed a variety of criminal activities including identity fraud, theft, stealing vehicles and trailers, and breaking and entering into storage units throughout our county, leaving behind dozens of victims.  Mo...
Feb 01 2018

Defendant: Felicia Amber Sullivan

AUNT INDICTED FOR RAPE OF HER 5 MONTH OLD NIECE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman performed oral sex on her 5 month old niece, recorded herself committing the act, and sent the video to her boyfriend’s email.  This was allegedly done in exchange for money.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien anno...
Jan 30 2018

Defendant: Deveron Zekoi Huett

TEENAGE SUSPECT IN MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP MURDER, FELONIOUS ASSAULT, AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERY INDICTED
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teenager and his adult accomplice charged into a home during the middle of the day, pulled out handguns, and started shooting.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Deveron Z...
Jan 12 2018

Defendant: Kristofer Deshan Garrett

DEATH PENALTY INDICTMENT FILED ON KRISTOFER DESHAN GARRETT FOR STABBING MURDERS OF HIS FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND HER MOTHER
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man waited in the early morning hours for a mother and daughter to come out of their home, only to viciously stab them to death.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a four count death...
Jan 10 2018

Defendant: Sean M. Newman

GROVEPORT MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER AND FELONIOUS ASSAULT AFTER SHOOTING HIS WIFE IN THE HEAD IN FIRST HOMICIDE CASE OF 2018
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man shot his wife in the head on New Year’s Eve and then fled the scene.”  Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Sean M. Newman, age 32, for two counts of Murder wit...
Jan 08 2018

Defendant: Justin Francis Budding

FORMER EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR VOYEURISM INVOLVING A TEENAGE LIFEGUARD AT POOL IN HILLIARD
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only did this man record a teenage lifeguard in a changing room at the pool, but he also had child pornography on his cell phone.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Justin ...
Dec 28 2017

Defendant: Devon Dreshawn Bias and Darnell Deejohn Vinson

ONE MEMBER OF THE BLOODS GANG INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO FOUR MURDERS; A SECOND MEMBER OF THE BLOODS GANG INDICTED IN TWO OF THE MURDERS
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Between these two defendants in the Bloods gang, we have four murders that happened in our county over an eight day time span.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against...
Dec 21 2017

Defendant: Jackie Bell

DRUG TRAFFICKER INDICTED FOR PROVIDING THE HEROIN/FENTANYL AND COCAINE THAT LED TO ONE FATAL AND ONE NEAR FATAL OVERDOSE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Had EMS not responded by immediately administering Narcan, we would have had two fatalities in this case instead of one. We will continue to aggressively prosecute drug dealers selling these drugs that are killing people in Franklin County.”  Pros...
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