New Additions All Around  

There’s nothing quite like a newborn. Everyone is so excited and can’t wait to meet the newest little one to join the family.
Our family recently got such an addition. Welcome to Charlotte Nicole O’Brien, granddaughter number four, who arrived just in time for Father’s Day (pictured here)! 
As time passes, there are so many new things to celebrate. Perhaps when Charlotte is a bit older, she can accompany me to some of Delaware County’s newest additions.
Our community just welcomed Tanger Outlets with a grand opening celebration on June 24. With over 80 stores that carry everything from baby clothes to jewelry, footwear to sportswear, perfume to home décor, we are going to see even more people visiting Delaware to shop. 
In addition to Tanger, there’s a new ice cream shop in town. Recently, the Graeter family opened their new store in Polaris – the first new Graeter’s Ice Cream Store in Ohio in quite some time.
Between new businesses and new people, Delaware is the fastest growing county in Ohio. It seems as though folks are figuring out what we already knew – that Delaware County is a great place to live and work.
Delaware County has truly become a happening destination. I’m proud to call Delaware home, and I’m proud to be your County Prosecutor.
 Chess Teacher Found Guilty Of Sexual Misconduct
A jury found 62-year-old F. Leon Wilson guilty of sexually abusing two young students.

He will be sentenced July 29.

Wilson, of Columbus, was originally indicted in April 2015 on two charges involving one juvenile victim. He was re-indicted in July 2015 after another young victim reported abuse. 

Bond Set For Woman Accused Of Stealing From The Elderly

Bond is set at $150,000 for 55-year-old Susan Gwynne.

Gwynne, of Columbus, has been indicted on 101 charges including burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and more. Charges come after she was caught on surveillance video at a senior care facility.

A search warrant for Gwynne's residence resulted in the seizure of more than 3,000 items, mostly jewelry.

A trial date has been set for August 16. 


Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty To
Sexual Misconduct With A Minor 

Brent Plummer pleaded guilty to six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all third-degree felonies.

In court, the 27-year-old defendant told the judge he met the juvenile online.

A sentencing date is set for September 2.

Former Shawnee Hills Police Chief
Pleads To Theft In Office 

Sean LeFever entered an Alford plea for one count of theft in office, a fifth-degree felony.

An alford plea is a plea where the defendant is not admitting to a criminal act, but does admit that the evidence could likely result in a judge or jury entering a finding of guilt.

LeFever, 43, was indicted in December 2015 after the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office received a report that he’d received improper compensation.

A sentencing hearing is set for September 2.


Arraignment Set For 
Former OSP Lieutenant

William P. Elschlager will be arraigned on July 15. He faces charges of tampering with records and theft after two guns were found in his Marietta home. 

“The guns had been in evidence during the time Mr. Elschlager was a patrolman at the Delaware County Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “One gun was supposed to have been destroyed, while the other had been catalogued as having been returned to the owner.”   




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Congratulations "Top Cop"

Logan County Sheriff Detective Tom Watson is recognized as a “Top Cop” by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.
He was integral in prosecuting James Blankenship who took part in a multi-county humane society break-in crime spree.
“This case was complex,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Detective Watson spent many hours gathering, organizing and making the evidence clear. In addition, he was able to testify in a way that helped jurors understand the complex nature of the case.” 

Thank you, Detective Watson for being a “Top Cop” and protecting our community, and a special thanks to “Top Cop” sponsor, Cracker Barrel, for providing each of our “Top Cops” with a complimentary dinner for two!

Way To Go!

Congratulations to Kate Munger!

Kate, an assistant prosecutor in our juvenile division, was recently inducted as a fellow into the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

She is pictured above with Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and OSBF President, Thomas P. Moushey, who presided over the ceremony.

Out And About

Top: Prosecutor O'Brien coaching her Special Olympic athletes
Middle: Participating in a Touch-A-Truck event in Ostrander

Bottom: Victim Services Unit at the Two Days In May victim assistance conference in downtown Columbus
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