Press Releases

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 08 2022

Defendant: Jhuante Burton

Jhuante Burton Sentenced to Six to Nine Years in Prison for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
Jhuante Burton, 37, of Columbus was sentenced today to a mandatory prison term of six to nine years following his plea to aggravated vehicular homicide for a fatal crash that occurred March 20, 2020. Shortly after 7 that night, Burton was driving his Chevrolet Captiva westb...
Oct 31 2022

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Franklin County Grand Jury Does Not Indict Officers Involved in 2021 Shooting Death of Miles Jackson
A Franklin County grand jury voted not to indict Columbus Division of Police officers and Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital security officers involved in the April 12, 2021, shooting death of Miles Jackson. The grand jury’s verdict was announced on Oct. 26, 2022. On April 12, 2...
Sep 27 2022

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Access To Justice Community Outreach Event
“The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office helped coordinate, with the help of some 10 federal, state and local agencies, a first of its kind forum to promote public safety and well- being on 9.22.22.   One where the participating agencies could compare notes and see what ot...
Aug 02 2022

Defendant: Rashad Short

Rashad Short Found Guilty in Two Separate Columbus Murders
A Franklin County jury on Thursday July 28ᵗʰ found Rashad Short, last known address 989 East 17ᵗʰ Ave, Columbus, guilty of two separate murder charges following a nine-day trial. The court convicted Short of nine counts stemming from the shooting deaths of Jordan Gray and Dant...
Feb 11 2022

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Largest Drug Case in Recent History Out of Prosecutor’s Office: 79 Indicted, Over $1M in Fentanyl, $500K in Cash Seized During Multi-Agency Task Force Investigation Breaking Up Drug Trafficking Organization
In March 2021, the Central Ohio HIDTA Task Force, an Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) task force, began a lengthy drug trafficking investigation within the central Ohio area. This was an investigation of an incredibly complex drug trafficking organization...
Oct 16 2020

Defendant: multiple defendants

STATE PROSECUTION OF 35 DRUG CASES IN JOINT EFFORT WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF 8 CASES IS CONCLUDED WITH NEARLY MILLION SEIZED
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The final two of eight defendants in a $44 million money-laundering case were convicted today when they pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court. Two other co-conspirators were sentenced today in federal court as well. Local and federal law enforcement, working i...
Sep 02 2020

Defendant: Paul Nelson Chiles AKA Tommy Gunz

MAN INDICTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER FOR PROVIDING FENTANYL THAT LED TO VICTIM’S FATAL OVERDOSE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This drug dealer provided illegal narcotics to coerce and force his victims into human trafficking and to exploit the victims for his own financial gain.  One of his victims fatally overdosed from the Fentanyl provided by the suspe...
Aug 25 2020

Defendant: Marcus Jahroam Carmon, Anthony Lamont Dunn, and Bradley C. Powell

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Our office will continue to coordinate efforts with other agencies to rescue victims who are forced or coerced into human trafficking, and we will hold those traffickers accountable for exploiting these victims for their own financ...
Feb 26 2020

Defendant: Roberto Defield, Joaquin A. Aguirre-Medina, Juan A. Lagunas-Quezada, Gaudencio Garcia, Juan F. Acevedo-Alvarado, Francisco J. Navarro-Montes

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON SIX MEN INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING KNOCKOFF OXYCODONE PILLS CONTAINING FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “These men were found to be in possession of almost a thousand pills marked to appear to be 30 mg Oxycodone, but contained fentanyl instead.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned RICO indictments agai...

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