A June trial has been set for a pair of Columbus men charged with threatening a witness during a murder trial in March.
Fred Lee Mosley, 26, and Donald D. Favers, 26, were indicted on March 24 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 the Delaware County Common Pleas Court trial of Reginald Timothy Conley, 28 of Columbus and Jermaine Darnell Kelly, 32, of Columbus.
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 appeared in Delaware County Common Pleas Court on April 3 and Favers appeared on April 24 where they both pleaded not guilty to the charges. Court officials allowed both men to be released on personal recognizance bonds and scheduled a trial for June 8.
Court records stipulate that any plea agreements must be filed at least three days before the trial.
According to the Ohio Revised Code, the prison term for a third-degree felony is between nine and 36 months in prison.
Both men were out on bond Friday.
Conley and Kelly were found guilty of murder after a three-day trial and were later sentenced to 21 years to life in prison. Their appeals cases are ongoing.
Glenn Battishil can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.