Blog Posts Tagged 'Violent Crime'

Driver Not Guilty of Murder for Ramming Two People With His Car in 2013

Montez Hollins pleads not guilty of murder when he was protecting his fiancee and another woman with them from an armed gunman and accomplice by using his vehicle to slam into the two people.  After a few hours of deliberation among the jury, Hollins was acquitted in the murder of Jason Barry Sr. and attempted murder and felonious assault for injuring Barry's wife, Kistina Petree which all took place… Read more

Handling Arrests and Weapons Charges After Red, White & Boom! Festival

Each summer thousands of people gather in downtown Columbus for the Red, White & Boom! festival, an annual Independence Day event that includes the largest Fourth of July firework display in Ohio. The festival features a variety of activities each year, including the Independence Parade that kicks off on the corner of Main Street and Second Street with more than 70 participants. The event also has… Read more

Proposed Ohio Bill Would Allow Concealed Carry Without Permits

Ohio legislators have proposed a bill earlier this legislative session that would allow some residents in the state to carry a concealed firearm without a permit and without the appropriate training. According to Cleveland.com, House Bill 147 would allow anyone age 21 or older in Ohio to carry any concealed firearm not specifically banned by law. This, however, would not apply if the person has been… Read more

Proposed Bill Could Increase Prison Sentences for Violent Crimes and Firearm Offenses in Ohio

A bill proposed in the Ohio Legislature is seeking to implement additional prison sentences for repeat violent offenders and those convicted of firearm offenses. Senate Bill 97, which is sponsored by state Sen. Jim Hughes and Sen. Frank LaRose, will allow the state to actively decrease the number of violent repeat offenders, Hughes said. According to The Daily Advocate, Hughes said the bill would help… Read more

Violent Crime Incidences Decreasing Throughout Ohio, FBI reports

Ohio reported more than 30,000 incidents of violent crime in 2013, but according to a recent report from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, The Buckeye State still had a decrease in violent offenses compared to the previous year. The FBI's annual report released late last year shows Ohio's violent crime rate in 2013 dropped more than 8 percent from the previous year, according to Cleveland.com.… Read more

Ohio Program Helps Violent Crime Victims Get Compensation

Violent crime reports in major Ohio cities have decreased in the past two years, but victims of certain violent attacks still could seek compensation for the losses they incurred because of the crimes. The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers the Crime Victims Compensation Program which allows people who are victims of violent crimes to apply for compensation to help with various costs associated… Read more

Sisters Brutally Assaulted in Ohio

Police in Cincinnati Ohio have issued an arrest warrant for a 25 year old woman who they say brutally assaulted two sisters outside of an apartment building. The incident was recorded on a cell phone and the alleged offender can be seen, along with a group of females, punching and kicking the victims numerous times. Crimes of this nature are common in certain parts of Ohio. One of the most commonly… Read more

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