Press Releases

Aug 06 2009

Defendant: Derris Lewis

Prosecutor To Dismiss All Charges Against Derris Lewis
On August 6, 2009 the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office requested Judge Guy Reece to dismiss all charges against Derris Lewis in connection with the home invasion homicide of his brother Dennis Lewis that occurred on January 18, 2008 at 1161 Loretta Ave. in Columbus. Today...
Jul 30 2009

Defendant: Robert Knight

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Defendant was indicted for Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, and Tampering with Evidence, in the murder and dismemberment of Tracy Moore at West Bay Apartment complex in late June 2009.
Jul 13 2009

Defendant: Charles Harris

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Charles Harris, who was charged with six sexual assaults committed while robbing employees of a check cashing business, between 12-23-08 and 1-10-09 plead guilty on 7-13-09 to four counts of Rape and two counts of attempted Rape. Harris is jointly being prosecuted by the US A...
Jul 03 2009

Defendant: David Hopper

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Known as the “blue eyed rapist” is suspected in 10 robberies and sexual assaults in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana dating from 1992. He has been linked through his DNA to 6 of the cases, including a 2003 attack at the Grove City GNC store on Stringtown Road.
Jun 26 2009

Defendant: Robert Harris

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Defendant was sentenced to two life terms for the murders of Gregory Guess 24, and Shana White 32, who were found murdered by gunshot wounds to the head on 9/11/06 in a sport-utility vehicle abandoned in a soybean field off Brice Road. Harris was brought back to Columbus afte...
Jun 26 2009

Defendant: Wilfrid Creighton

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
An undercover detective posing as a 14 year old boy arranged to meet Creighton for sex. Creighton was arrested at that meeting. He told police that he has molested as many as 30 children, but only conduct relating to three victims was able to be charged in the indictment. The...
Apr 30 2009

Defendant: Michael Gravely

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
The teenage co-defendant, age 19, involved in the shooting that occurred at a suspected drug house while narcotics tactical unit officers were attempting to serve a warrant. Two Columbus Police Officers were shot. John Gillis, 48 in the leg and Anthony Garrison, 44 in the arm...
Feb 27 2009

Defendant: Michael Rose

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Defendant was sentenced in the case where he had left behind an approximate $100.00 tab at the Haiku Restaurant on N. High Street. Three victims were injured by the vehicle driven by Rose, two seriously, one paralyzed and one with significant brain injuries. Defendant was sen...
Feb 20 2009

Defendant: Joseph Bowers

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
This is a death penalty case from a 2003 homicide where a 10 year old daughter was in the home during the rape and murder of her mom. The defendant’s DNA was obtained after he was sent to prison for 2 drug offenses, and his DNA matched evidence collected at the homicide crime...
Jan 30 2009

Defendant: Derrick Foster

Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
One of the co-defendants involved in the shooting that occurred at a suspected drug house while narcotics tactical unit officers were attempting to serve a warrant. Two Columbus Police Officers were shot. John Gillis, 48 in the leg and Anthony Garrison, 44 in the arm and leg....
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