Press Releases

Mar 15 2023

Defendant: Walter Boyuk

Walter Boyuk Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Deadly 2020 Shooting of His Wife, Kathleen
Walter Boyuk pled guilty today, March 13, to involuntary manslaughter with a 3-year firearm specification and tampering with evidence in the shooting that killed his wife, Kathleen Boyuk. Walter and Kathleen were married for more than 50 years. Walter, 79, of Hilliard, was ...
Mar 15 2023

Defendant: Xavier Colvin

Xavier Colvin Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and Robbery in Deadly 2022 Shooting
Xavier Colvin of Columbus pled guilty today to involuntary manslaughter with a 3-year firearm specification and to robbery in the July 2022 shooting death of 21-year-old Christopher Roberts. Colvin, 22, was immediately sentenced to 16 to 21½ years in prison by Franklin Coun...
Mar 10 2023

Defendant: Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw Pleads Guilty to Robbery in Deadly 2021 Shooting
Eric Shaw pled guilty on Wednesday, March 8, to robbery with a gun specification in the shooting death of Anthony Dickerson in December 2021. Shaw, 21, of Columbus, was sentenced to a 6- to 7½-year prison sentence. He will be eligible for post-release control (PRC) supervis...
Mar 07 2023

Defendant: Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter for 2020 Shooting Death
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kevin Johnson pled guilty on Monday, March 6, to voluntary manslaughter with a three-year firearm specification for the shooting death of Jermar Watters in 2020. He had been charged with murder in the case. Johnson, 57, was immediately sentenced to the mand...
Feb 24 2023

Defendant: Alea Weil

Georgia woman indicted for crash involving Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper
The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that the Franklin County grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Alea Weil, 29, of Marietta, Ga. Weil is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, possession of a fentanyl-related compou...
Jan 31 2023

Defendant: Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell Trial Continued
The trial of State of Ohio vs. Andrew Mitchell, case number 19 CR 1662, has been continued from Feb. 10, 2023, to April 6, 2023. Due to the ongoing prosecution in this case, there will be no further comment at this time
Jan 20 2023


Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Will Not Pursue Charges Related to 2022 Suicide of Rayshawn Meeks
After reviewing the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) report on the 2022 death of Rayshawn Meeks, the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has concluded that Meeks died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and, consequently, will not seek criminal charges a...
Jan 09 2023

Defendant: Jamila Perry

Franklin County Grand Jury Indicts Jamila Perry on Seven Counts
Indictments stem from 2021 death of Franklin County Corrections Center inmate A Franklin County grand jury on Friday indicted Jamila Perry, 30, of Columbus on seven counts related to the 2021 death of Fredreca Ford. On June 26, 2021, Ms. Ford was found unresponsive at th...
Dec 16 2022


Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies in the 2022 Shooting Death of Pozz Striblin
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Franklin County grand jury voted on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, not to indict two Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT deputies in the fatal shooting of Pozz Striblin, 20, of Columbus. As a result, the criminal investigation into the incident has concluded. ...
Dec 09 2022


Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office Receives Ohio BCI’s Report on Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting
Prosecutor G. Gary Tyack Will Refer Matter to Special Prosecutors to Review Case The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) today turned over to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office a report of its independent investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Aug...

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