Press Releases

Feb 28 2019

Defendant: RE: Mt. Carmel Investigation

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT BY PROSECUTOR AND POLICE
Acting Chief of Police Tim Becker and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien have the following statement regarding the ongoing Mount Carmel investigation: The Division and Prosecutor are committed to thoroughly examining the evidence and addressing criminal concerns as a r...
Feb 14 2019

Defendant: Jay Dean Coffield

MAN WITH PRIOR SOLICITATION OF A CHILD FOR SEX CONVICTION FROM ILLINOIS INDICTED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was downloading child pornography to his personal cell phone.  This illegal behavior was discovered as a result of a tip Google provided to law enforcement after Coffield uploaded images of child pornography and transferred them to his Go...
Feb 06 2019

Defendant: Stevie Lewis Black AKA Milton Wagner AKA Percy Moore AKA Stevie Patterson

STRANGER RAPE OF 34 YEAR OLD LINKED TO SUSPECT BY CODIS HIT
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “As this 34 year old victim was walking home, this man appeared out of nowhere, led her to a grassy field, and shoved her to the ground prior to raping her.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has ...
Jan 10 2019

Defendant: Mshulla Langston Jeter

TEENAGE SUSPECT IN FATAL SOUTHEAST SIDE HOME INVASION INDICTED FOR MURDER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teenager is the fourth suspect to be indicted in a deadly home invasion and was the suspect who inflicted the fatal stab wounds to the victim.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment a...
Dec 20 2018

Defendant: Stephan C. McNeill

COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD MAN IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR SELLING THE FENTANYL THAT CAUSED TWO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSES
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Stephan C. McNeill, age 26, asking the Arraignment Court Judge Jim O’Grady to detain McNeill without bond.  The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that McNeill posed a...
Dec 19 2018

Defendant: Robert Wells

FORMER FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP POLICE OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO USING EXCESSIVE FORCE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “When a police officer uses excessive force against a suspect, it undermines the public’s trust in our officers, and those officers will be held accountable for their actions.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that ...
Dec 12 2018

Defendant: Christina E. Brown, Justin D. Hood, Patricia M. Kukuloff, Chelsea A. Hood, Jamie J. Goble and Phillip L. Graves

SIX SUSPECTS INDICTED FOR KIDNAPPING, ROBBING, AND FELONIOUS ASSAULT OF FEMALE VICTIM WHILE SHE WAS VISITING HER FRIEND
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “After joining a friend inside a home, this victim was eventually held against her will as the friend and numerous other people inside robbed and beat her.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned six indi...
Dec 12 2018

Defendant: Tay’Lon Maurice Watkins and Eric Head Whatley

18 YEAR OLD MALE INDICTED FOR ARMED ROBBERIES OF OVER TWO DOZEN PEOPLE DURING TWO WEEK TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This teenager committed twenty five armed robberies in fifteen incidents, and one theft in Franklin County over the time span of two weeks.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jur...
Dec 10 2018

Defendant: Collin Michael Campbell

20 YEAR OLD INDICTED FOR THE DEATH OF HIS TEENAGE ACCOMPLICE WHO WAS SHOT DURING AN ARMED ROBBERY IN CLINTONVILLE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man and his teenage accomplice entered into an apartment during the middle of the day, pulled out handguns, demanded property, and started shooting.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indict...
Nov 30 2018

Defendant: William Anthony Bohonyi, Jr.

FORMER OSU DIVE CLUB COACH INDICTED FOR SEXUAL BATTERY OF MINOR STUDENT ATHLETE AND CAUSING AN EXPLICIT VIDEO TO BE CREATED
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This diving coach is alleged to have used his position to prey upon a minor who was a student athlete with the OSU Diving Club.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment...
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