Columbus pair indicted for intimidating a witness


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



A pair of Columbus men were indicted Friday by a Delaware County Grand Jury and charged with intimidation for alleging threatening a witness during a murder trial that took place earlier this month.

Fred Lee Mosley, 26, and Donald D. Favers, both of Columbus, were indicted Friday and each charged with one count of intimidation of attorney, victim, or witness in a criminal case, a third-degree felony and one count of aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.

According to the indictment, on March 7 Mosley and Favers threatened and sought to intimidate a witness in a Delaware County Common Pleas Court murder trial. The charges also carry specifications stipulating the crime was committed as part of a criminal gang. According to the Ohio Revised Code, the specification could add additional prison time to any potential sentence.

Mosley was in the Delaware County Jail Friday and a warrant has been issued for Favers arrest.

Others indicted by the grand jury included:

Edward M. Sullivan, 44, of Delaware, on one count of burglary, a third-degree felony; one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony; one count of falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor and one drug paraphernalia offense, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Arthur J. Allen, 37, of Columbus, on one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony.

Byron K. Stokes, of Columbus, on one count of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony.

Brandon D. Collier, of Lewis Center, on one count of theft and one count of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies.

Angela Phelps, of Indianapolis, Indiana, on three counts of theft, two fifth-degree felonies and one first-degree misdemeanor; one count of identity fraud, a fourth-degree felony and one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

Travis L. Jarvis, of Nelsonville, Ohio, on two counts of identity fraud, fifth-degree felonies and one count of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Benjamin O. Boateng, of Columbus, on one count of identity fraud, an unspecified felony; one count of misuse of credit cards, a first

Ashley M. Obringer, of Marysville, on one count of theft in office, a fifth-degree felony.

William C. Lawson, of Columbus, on one count of theft, a fourth-degree felony; two counts of falsification, one fourth-degree felony and one first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of passing bad checks, a fifth-degree felony.

Stephen C. Kapelka, of Canton, Ohio, on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and two counts of operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree misdemeanors.

Jesse J. Ervin, of Mount Vernon, Ohio on a count of theft and a count of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies.

John M. Elkins, of Columbus, on a count of theft, a fifth-degree felony; a count of possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony and a count of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Curtis A. Engle, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, on a count of theft and a count of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies.

Cierra N. Steigerwald, of Marysville, on a count of theft and a count of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies.

Eric M. Webb, of Johnstown, Ohio, on a count of theft and a count of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies.

Glenda L. Amende, of Heath, Ohio, on a count of theft and a count of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies.

John E. Lemaster, on a count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

Arraignments in Delaware County Common Pleas Court have not yet been set.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.