Westerville grieves slain officers; criminal charges filed against 2

Quentin L. Smith, 30, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Smith, who was shot five times, is in stable condition at a Columbus area hospital and is expected to survive his wounds, said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien. O’Brien added that Smith is eligible for the death penalty — an option that will be reviewed as the case proceeds.

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Suspect charged in shooting deaths of 2 Westerville police officers

“In respect of the ultimate sacrifice made by Officers (Anthony) Morelli and (Eric) Joering, I am ordering the lowering of flags until they are laid to rest,” Kasich said in a tweet Monday. 

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Police officers ID Hurricanes fan after violent exchange with officer at Hard Rock Stadium

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – When four Miami-Dade Police Department officers surrounded Briget Freitas during the Miami-Virginia Tech game Saturday night, Eric Argueta pulled out his iPhone X and started to record.

Argueta, 27, captured a violent exchange between the Canes fan and an officer, but he doesn’t think his viral video tells the whole story. Before a police officer got involved, Argueta said he saw Freitas “swinging at another lady.”

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Police report: Tiger Woods told officers after arrest he also took Xanax

The Tiger Woods arrest for DUI from Memorial Day is a story that will likely not go away any time soon. Woods was pulled over and booked at the end of May for what he said was a bad reaction to prescription medication. There was no alcohol in his system.

According to the police report from that arrest, Woods was taking four painkillers, presumably for his recently-operated-on back. What we didn’t know until Friday is that Woods also told the officer that arrested him that he was taking Xanax, which is a drug prescribed for depression and anxiety.

Golf Channel requested some of the redacted information from the original arrest report and posted that on Friday.

Portions of the incident investigation report were originally redacted by the police department, which has since reissued an unredacted version following a public records request by Golf Channel. Among the previously redacted portions was a note from Officer Christopher Fandry, who interrogated Woods on the scene.

“I asked Woods if he had taken any medication to which he stated ‘Xanax,'” Fandry wrote. Fandry reported that Woods told him once more during the field sobriety test that he had taken Xanax.

After arriving at the testing facility, Woods

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Arrested man punches officers, issues threats


JASPER — A Huntingburg man is jailed on multiple felonies today after punching police officers Saturday night at the south-side McDonald’s restaurant.

The Jasper Police Department was called to the 450 U.S. 231 restaurant at 10:29 p.m. in response to the report of an intoxicated male there.

Police arrived to encounter 40-year-old Johnathon B. Franzell, of 616 Schuler Ave.

Officers said Franzell was continually being confrontational and cursing and yelling at them. While speaking with him, police noted Franzell was lethargic and slurring his speech, appearing to be under the influence of a narcotic.

Police made several requests for Franzell to cease his actions. Officers said Franzell refused and continued to yell.

After being asked numerous times to step outside the restaurant, officers said they attempted to assist Franzell, who became combative.

Franzell punched several officers and one officer used a Taser stun gun to assist in subduing him.

After placing Franzell in handcuffs, police said they found him in possession of a hypodermic needle, which was in his pocket.

While being placed into a squad car, police said, Franzell allegedly made several threatening comments toward an officer.

After receiving

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