Press Releases

Apr 12 2019

Defendant: Holli M. Osborn

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON HOLLI OSBORN FOR FATALLY SHOOTING HER HUSBAND, DOCTOR CHRISTOPHER OSBORN, IN THEIR DUBLIN HOME
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Last summer a Dublin doctor was shot in the head and killed by his wife while asleep in bed.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a two count indictment on his wife, Holli M. Osborn, age 43, in connec...
Apr 04 2019

Defendant: Andrew K. Mitchell

POLICE OFFICER INDICTED
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien provided the following statement regarding the shooting death of Donna Castleberry where on duty Columbus Police Officer Andrew K. Mitchell discharged his service firearm.  On August 23, 2018, Mitchell was working undercover investigating...
Apr 02 2019

Defendant: Everette Dayshawn Collins

HIT AND RUN DRIVER THAT CRASHED SUV THROUGH MOBILE HOME KILLING THE RESIDENT INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man’s driver’s license was currently under suspension when he crashed the SUV he was driving into a mobile home in the early morning hours, killing the resident inside.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand J...
Mar 26 2019

Defendant: Aaris Douglas Payne

MAN INDICTED FOR 18 ARMED ROBBERIES AT GAS STATIONS WITHIN AN 8 MONTH TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man committed eighteen armed robberies of gas stations/convenience stores in both Franklin County and Delaware County over the time span of eight months.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Frankl...
Mar 14 2019

Defendant: Troy Len Hairston

MAN INDICTED FOR THE RAPE AND MURDER OF ONE WOMAN AND THE RAPE OF TWO ADDITIONAL WOMEN ALL WITHIN A FIVE MONTH TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Within a five month time span, this man kidnapped and raped three women, killing one of them.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Troy Len Hairston, age 48, in connec...
Mar 11 2019

Defendant: Andrew K Mitchell

VICE DETECTIVE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DEPRIVING VICTIMS' CIVIL RIGHTS, WITNESS TAMPERING, OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Columbus Vice Detective has been arrested and charged with crimes related to kidnapping victims under the guise of an arrest and forcing those victims to engage in sex for their freedom.   Andrew K. Mitchell, 55, of Sunbury, was arrested this morning by ...
Mar 06 2019

Defendant: Anjoure Lawrence

MURDER INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR FATALLY SHOOTING HER SISTER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Following an altercation inside, this woman followed her sister as she was leaving out through the side door of the house that leads to the driveway, and she shot her sister in the head, killing her.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Fra...
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 ...
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