Press Releases

May 01 2023

Defendant: Demetris Ortega

Columbus police detective indicted for leaving the scene of crash that left woman dead
Columbus police detective indicted for leaving the scene of crash that left woman dead COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that the Franklin County grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Detective Demetris Ortega, 49,...
May 01 2023

Defendant: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams Found Guilty of Sexual Imposition
Anthony Williams Found Guilty of Sexual Imposition and Rape of a Child Under the Age of 13 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Anthony Williams, 31, of Columbus, was found guilty today of raping two young relatives. Williams had been charged in September 2020 with one count of gross sexual...
Apr 14 2023

Defendant: Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne found guilty on all charges related to 2020 drive-by shooting that killed an unborn baby
Christopher Payne, 27, of Columbus, was found guilty Thursday, April 13, of all 12 charges against him, including murder and attempted murder, related to a drive-by shooting in 2020 that injured a 15-year-old girl and killed her unborn baby. A Franklin County jury agreed wi...
Apr 07 2023

Defendant: Cortez Jackson

Cortez Jackson found guilty in 2021 murder of his girlfriend, Alyse Edwards
On April 6, a Franklin County jury found Cortez Jackson, 33, guilty of the 2021 murder of Alyse Edwards, his girlfriend at the time with whom he had three children. Jackson, of Columbus, had been charged with two counts of murder with a 3-year firearm specification in Edwa...
Apr 04 2023

Defendant: Q’Juantez Poole

Q’Juantez Poole sentenced to 27 years in 2020 shooting death of Dontey Wiley
Q’Juantez Poole, 23, was sentenced by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kimberly Cocroft Thursday to a life sentence of at least 27 years in prison for the 2020 shooting death of 26-year-old Dontey Wiley in 2020. Poole has been in jail since the day of the assault, Oct. 7, 20...
Mar 30 2023

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Henry Borges Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in December 2020 Shooting Death of Ricky Rittenberry
Henry Borges pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter with a firearm specification in the 2020 shooting death of Ricky Rittenberry. He also pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a weapon while under detention. He was immediately sentenced to the recommended se...
Mar 30 2023

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Raylin Jarrett sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple robberies in Franklin County
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carl Aveni on Tuesday sentenced Raylin Jarrett, 25, of Columbus to 13 years in prison following Jarret’s guilty plea to aggravated robbery with a 3-year firearm specification and 12 counts of robbery. On March 31, 2021, Jarrett wa...
Mar 27 2023

Defendant: William Finnegan

William Finnegan sentenced to 8 to 12 years in prison following guilty plea for involuntary manslaughter in 2020 death of Seth Hadala
On March 23, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen McIntosh sentenced William Finnegan, 43, of Johnstown, to 8 to 12 years in prison following Finnegan’s guilty plea to the charge of involuntary manslaughter. Finnegan will be on post-release control for a man...
Mar 22 2023

Defendant: Monica Justice

Monica Justice sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison for shooting that injured two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Young on Tuesday sentenced Monica Greer Justice, also known as Lotus Justice, to 40 to 45 years in prison for a shooting that injured Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies Marcus Penwell and Gary Bourquin. Forty years of the 40- t...
Mar 22 2023

Defendant: Shawna Casey

Shawna Casey is sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to telecommunications fraud and aggravated theft
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Hawkins sentenced Shawna Casey to 7 to 10½ years in prison today following Casey’s guilty plea to one count of telecommunications fraud and one count of aggravated theft. Between March 23, 2018, and June 30, 2021, Casey use...

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