Life in Delaware County

Columbus Police Seek Help In Identifying Cabela’s Sunglass Thieves

29 Jun , 2020  

The Columbus Division of Police is asking for assistance in identifying suspects in the theft of over $4000 worth of sunglasses from Cabela’s on Gemini Place. Details and photos below. More…

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Delaware County

First Local COVID-Era Jury Trial Results In Conviction, Sentence

19 Jun , 2020  

Michael Singleton was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and abduction after being found guilty in Delaware County’s first jury trial since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Singleton was indicted after the victim reported she was sexual assaulted by him at her Delaware city residence.

“No means no.” said Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel. “If you don’t have consent, you are committing rape. We will prosecute sexual assault cases vigorously to protect the sanctity of our bodies. Sexual abusers like this man belong in prison. I applaud the victim for coming forward and standing strong to confront her rapist in court, and also the efforts of the Delaware City Police Department and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at Grady Hospital. Together, we are an unstoppable team for victims of sexual violence.” More…

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Delaware County

Westerville Man Sentenced

31 Jan , 2020  

Patrick McDermott has been sentenced to 25 years to life for the rape of a child under the age of 13.

“This is another tragic case for a young victim who will have to deal with the aftermath of abuse for the rest of their life,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel. “We are humbled daily to witness the strength of sexual assault survivors. With them, we are able to fight for justice and put people like McDermott right where they belong—prison. A special thanks to the Westerville City Police Department for their thorough investigation to ensure this man will never harm another child again.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Body Found In Berlin Township Is Missing Columbus Woman

25 Nov , 2019  

A five-day old missing person case out of Columbus has turned into a criminal investigation as the body of 53-year-old Donna J. Harris was found in Delaware County shortly after 11 AM on Sunday.

The discovery was made in a rural wooded area off of Sherman Road in Berlin Township. Har4ris was pronounced dead at 11:30 AM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Man Arrested After Apparent Murder By Strangulation In Liberty Township

24 Nov , 2019  

27-year-old Brandon T. Ivy, of central Ohio, has been charged with the murder of an acquaintance, stemming from an alleged domestic violence dispute. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

The incident occurred early Friday evening, November 22, at the victim’s residence in the Bear Pointe Apartments in Liberty Township. More…

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Life in Delaware County

104 Arrests Made in Central Ohio Human Trafficking Sting, Includes Delaware Countians

15 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Columbus Division of Police Interim Chief Thomas Quinlan and Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Director Sgt. Mark Rapp announced on Friday the culmination of a human trafficking operation.

A partnership of over 30 law enforcement agencies and social service organizations yielded 104 total arrests, including 53 felony charges, in an operation named “Fourth and Goal.” More…

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Delaware County

Man Sentenced For Sexual Assault On A Child

2 Aug , 2019  

The Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Thursday that a 34-year-old Huron man has been sentenced to 28 years to life for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child from 2008 to 2010 in Delaware County. He’s also been classified as a Tier III sex offender. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Sunbury Man Sentenced To 79.5 Years To Life For Sexually Abusing Minors

30 Jul , 2019  

The Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office of Melissa A. Schiffel announced on Monday that David Nunley was sentenced to 65 years to life for multiple sexual assaults including rape, and an additional 14.5 years for other sexual assault charges against children, making his total sentence 79.5 years to life in prison.

“Another sexual predator is off the streets,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel. “Brave victims came forward, and we were able to fight for justice on their behalf.” More…

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Delaware County

Sunbury Man Found Guilty, Faces Life Sentence

13 Jun , 2019  

After a three-day jury trial and testimony from eight witnesses, 51-year-old David Nunley of Sunbury was found guilty this month of multiple counts of sexual assault against three minors, including rape and gross sexual imposition according to a press release from the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nunley was charged in February 2019, after an investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. More…

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Life in Delaware County

How Safe Is Your Town?

19 Apr , 2019  

How safe are Delaware County and area cities as compared to the rest of Ohio?

SafeWise recently released its fifth annual Safest Cities report. The news was fairly good for the Buckeye State and the local area. More…

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Delaware

Man Arrested In Downtown Delaware Hit-Skip: Updated

7 Apr , 2019  

NOTE: This story has been updated with new information released from the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office (see below):

Delaware Police arrested Devon T. Tosco, 24, of Delaware and charged him with a fourth-degree felony count of failing to stop after a March 16 accident in downtown Delaware. The charges stem from a traffic crash occurring at the intersection of William and Sandusky Streets, where a vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Father And Son Indicted For Taking, Selling Trailers

30 Mar , 2019  

A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned an 11-count indictment against 42-year-old Jessie Hunter Sr. and 22-year-old Jessie Hunter Jr.

Charges come after authorities in both Delaware and Union Counties received multiple reports of missing trailers from August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. More…

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