Press Releases

Aug 31 2023

Defendant: Tiffany Wilson, Erin McGoy, Lataska Minor, Nicy Minor, Aja Minor, Sherrod Thompson, Lasheta McClellan and Alana Hamilton

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Secures Two Indictments Involving Theft of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Funds
The Franklin County Grand Jury today returned two indictments in two separate cases involving theft of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds. In the first case, Tiffany Wilson, Erin McGoy, Lataska Minor, Nicy Minor, Aja Minor and Sherrod Thompson were indicted on 21 ...
Aug 14 2023

Defendant: Joshua Ohlinger

Franklin County Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Columbus Police Officer for Discharging Weapon During a Traffic Stop
A Franklin County Grand Jury today voted not to indict Columbus Police Officer Joshua Ohlinger for shooting an individual involved in a traffic stop. On Aug. 27, 2022, Officers Ohlinger and Jared Truxall initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle containing Najaa Ellman and De...
Aug 07 2023

Defendant: Manning Tarver

Jury finds Manning Tarver guilty of rape
The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secured a guilty verdict on Aug. 3 in the rape case against Manning Tarver, 43. The jury found Mr. Tarver guilty on two counts of rape, a felony of the first degree. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21, and he faces up...
Aug 04 2023

Defendant: Ricky Anderson

Ricky Anderson indicted for murder and reckless homicide in shooting death of Donovan Lewis
The Franklin County Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment charging former Columbus Police Officer Ricky Ray Anderson with one count of murder and one count of reckless homicide in the shooting death of Donovan Latrell Lewis that happened on August 30, 2022. In count on...
Jul 31 2023

Defendant: Tyrell Shute

Tyrell Shute indicted for involuntary manslaughter and other charges in death of 4-year-old boy
A Franklin County grand jury Friday returned a five-count indictment against Tyrell Shute, 24, of Columbus, on charges relating to the death of a 4-year-old boy in the Franklinton area. On July 22, Shute was driving a stolen Kia Soul when Columbus Police attempted to pull h...
Jul 26 2023

Defendant: Mamadou Diallo

Mamadou Diallo sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for murdering his wife in 2021
Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Stephen McIntosh sentenced Mamadou Diallo, 43, of Columbus to a term of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 27 years today for the 2021 murder of his wife, Fatoumata Diallo. Mr. Diallo will be required to register as a v...
Jul 20 2023

Defendant: Abdulbasid Ahmed

Abdulbasid Ahmed Pleads Guilty in Shooting Death of Hassan Hassan in January 2023
Abdulbasid Ahmed, 20, of Rosewick Drive in Dublin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Hassan Hassan, 22, on Jan. 2, 2023.  Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Bill Sperlazza immediately sentenced Ahmed to 12 to 16-½ years in pri...
Jul 20 2023

Defendant: Mamadou Diallo

Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty verdict for 2021 murder of Fatoumata Diallo
A Franklin County jury found Mamadou Diallo, 43, of Columbus, guilty Wednesday of several charges, including the 2021 murder of his wife Fatoumata Diallo. Cory Helffrich and Beau Wenger, both assistant prosecuting attorneys with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Offic...
Jul 17 2023

Defendant: Robert Edwards

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty verdict in the murders of two women killed in the 1990s
Robert Edwards, 68, was found guilty July 14, of two counts of murder, one count aggravated murder and rape, related to the deaths of Alma Lake and Michelle Dawson. Daniel Meyer and David Zeyen, both assistant prosecuting attorneys with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney...
Jun 29 2023

Defendant: Devon Robinson

Devon Robinson Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for the 2022 Death of Mario Copeland
A 27-year-old Columbus man has been sentenced to 25 to 30-½ years in prison for his role in a 2022 shooting that left Mario Copeland, 38, dead. Devon Robinson pleaded guilty Wednesday, July 28, to voluntary manslaughter for killing Copeland, also of Columbus. Robinson also ...

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