East Side man gets 15 years in shooting death of girlfriend’s brother

Savon Frost faces 15 years in prison after his sentencing Thursday for fatally shooting his girlfriend’s brother during a fight in a Southwest Side apartment last year.

Frost, 25, of the East Side, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and gun specifications in the July 8, 2019, death of 29-year-old James L. Bishop.

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Columbus Police arrest suspect following deadly shooting in Linden

On Saturday, the Columbus Division of Police said they have arrested and charged a murder suspect following a July shooting in Linden.

The shooting happened on July 24th. Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Aubudon Road just after 2 pm that day.

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Man accused of stalking, killing woman near Powell

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Powell man is charged with murder after prosecutors say he stalked and killed a woman.

The Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Kevin Arnold, 59, of Powell, Ohio, for shooting and killing Tonya Delafeld, 42, on July 21.

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Columbus VA police officer accused of misusing law enforcement databases

A police officer at the Veterans Affairs Columbus medical facility has been indicted on 24 counts by a Franklin County grand jury for misusing access to law enforcement database and records systems to look up information about coworkers and others for personal purposes.

Horace Ryan Greene, 54, of Springfield, faces six counts of unauthorized use of the Law Enforcement Automated Database System (LEADS); 15 counts of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) and three counts of tampering with records.

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Couple charged for alleged major drug trafficking

A Central Ohio couple is facing serious drug charges after an indictment by a Franklin County Grand Jury.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien shared the jury returned indictments after two separate arrests in connection to drug possession and trafficking.

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'It's sad and it's tragic': Former Ohio State and Colts QB Art Schlichter's life behind bars

Art Schlichter sometimes shakes uncontrollably and he sometimes forgets. What was that first bet he ever placed?What did it feel like to be a Heisman Trophy candidate at Ohio State? Which year was it that NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle banned him from the league?

He has tremors that come and go. 

What a peculiar feeling this is compared to being that invincible quarterback. That guy who placed his first bet with some buddies and felt ecstasy he could never describe no matter how hard he tried.

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8 teens freed over COVID back in trouble, including one charged in a murder

Youths being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center are seen as poor candidates for release while their cases are pending.

Kim A. Browne, administrative judge of Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, said as much in early April. She expressed hesitation about releasing anyone during the coronavirus pandemic, calling those detained in the facility “very, very high safety concerns.”

But after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the detention center in early May, Browne ordered the release of eight youths on house arrest with electronic monitoring devices to reduce the detention center population.

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Boyfriend found guilty in woman’s stabbing death

As he was being detained by police outside the North Side apartment building where his girlfriend was found fatally stabbed, Jared Thomas Ferguson provided his name and then said something surprising that was captured on an officer’s body camera.

“I’m the one you’re looking for,” he said.

While it didn’t qualify as a confession, it was consistent with other evidence and testimony pointing to his involvement, all of which resulted in Ferguson’s conviction Friday for the murder of his girlfriend, 60-year-old Lisa Baker.

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Justice indicted on charges accusing her of shooting at 4 deputies, wounding 2

A woman accused of shooting and wounding two Franklin County sheriff’s deputies when they tried to serve a probate court order at her North Linden home last week was indicted Thursday on four counts of felonious assault.

Monica Greer Justice, 53, was charged with one count each for the two wounded deputies and for two other deputies who were on the front porch of the home when the shots were fired, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.

The county grand jury indictment also included gun specifications on each of those counts and two additional counts of possessing a gun despite a previous felony conviction.

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Murder victim one of three women raped by South Side man

A 49-year-old Columbus man has pleaded guilty to rape and aggravated murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a garage behind a South Side house early last year, as well as the rapes of two other women.

Troy L. Hairston, formerly of the South Side, could be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for the murder, plus as many as 33 years for the rapes, when he appears Sept. 10 before Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Jenifer French.

The murder victim, 47-year-old Tonya L. Daniels, was found Feb. 24, 2019, in the 900 block of Seymour Avenue.

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