Press Releases

Nov 21 2016

Defendant: Demetrius Braxton

PRESS ADVISORY
Demetrius Braxton was arrested on September 19, 2016 for the robbery that preceded the death of Tyre King.  He has remained in Jail since then after waiving his Preliminary Hearing and being bound over to the Grand Jury.  He is expected to appear before Judge Sheeran in Court...
Nov 10 2016

Defendant: Melissa Jane Martin and Douglas H. Martin

INDICTMENT FILED ON HUSBAND AND WIFE OWNERS OF WESTERVILLE HEATING AND COOLING FOR THEFT FROM CUSTOMERS EXCEEDING $20,000
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This husband and wife team used the credit card information from three customers to make personal purchases for themselves and for their company in excess of $20,000.  They used one of the credit cards 63 times without permission.”  Prosecutor Ro...
Nov 04 2016

Defendant: Norman Burke and Jaquon Poindexter

TWO INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER OF TWO YEAR OLD
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced the Franklin County Grand Jury returned indictments against Norman Burke and Jaquon Poindexter for their roles in the shooting death of two year old Amiyah Bice.  O’Brien said, “These men went into this child’s home and robbed the child’s pare...
Nov 02 2016

Defendant: James E. Smith Jr.

DRUG TRAFFICKER IN POSSESSION OF APPROXIMATELY A HALF MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DRUGS SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “James E. Smith Jr., AKA Bubbie, a large-scale drug trafficker, was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for his role in the distribution of multiple kilograms of Cocaine into the Central Ohio area.”  Following a three day trial i...
Oct 28 2016

Defendant: Jaquon Lamont Poindexter

PROSECUTOR RON O’BRIEN SEEKS AND COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD MURDER SUSPECT IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND IN DEATH OF 2 YEAR OLD TODDLER
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Jaquon Lamont Poindexter asking the Arraignment Court Judge Jim O’Grady to detain Poindexter without bail.  The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that Poindexter posed...
Oct 27 2016

Defendant: Nathan Charles Fassnacht

FORMER CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE WHO PLEAD GUILTY TO SEX RELATED CHARGES INVOLVING A CHILD SENTENCED TO EIGHTEEN YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Once this sex offender is released from prison, he will be required to register every 180 days for 25 years.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Nathan Charles Fassnacht, age 34, was sentenced today to eighteen years in prison.  On August 22n...
Oct 27 2016

Defendant: Leon Maurice Alexander

MAN WHO ATTACKED AND ROBBED 89 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN HER NORTH LINDEN HOME SENTENCED TO TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN PRISON
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was armed with a box cutter and a knife when he attacked the 89 year old victim in this case and threatened to rape and kill her.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Leon Maurice Alexander, age 45, was sentenced today to twenty-one y...
Oct 25 2016

Defendant: Mario Lemar Miller

MAN INDICTED FOR VIDEOTAPING HIMSELF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A TEENAGER AND SHARING THE VIDEO
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man videotaped himself sexually assaulting a teenager, turned the cell phone to his face, and recorded the entire incident.”  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has retu...
Oct 20 2016

Defendant: Paris Leigh Hatton

MONDAY’S MOST WANTED HEROIN TRAFFICKER INDICTED AND ARRESTED FOR PROVIDING HEROIN THAT LED TO FATAL OVERDOSE
          Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “One of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted, Paris Leigh Hatton, has been arrested for selling the heroin/fentanyl which killed another person in our county.  We will continue to aggressively prosecute these traffickers so t...
Oct 19 2016

Defendant: Steven Robert Payt

49 YEAR OLD SON INDICTED FOR THEFT AND IDENTITY FRAUD EXCEEDING $200,000 FROM HIS 89 YEAR OLD FATHER WHO WAS SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMER’S
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This son stole over $200,000 from his elderly father who has since passed away, but at the time was suffering from Alzheimer’s, and from his mother, for his own personal gain and gambling habits.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced...
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