Leyshon charged with tampering evidence
By Jane Beathard
The situation got worse on Thursday for a 19-year-old London man who is already facing gun theft and drug trafficking charges, stemming from a Dec. 19, 2011 sweep of suspected opiate dealers in the city.
Dylan P. Leyshon of 142 N. Main St. was arraigned by Madison County Common Pleas Court Magistrate Bob Woods on charges of possessing cocaine and tampering with evidence on March 30.
Leyshon was indicted by the county grand jury earlier this month. The drug possession charge is a fifth-degree felony. Tampering with evidence is a third-degree felony that could put Leyshon in prison for up to five years.
Leyshon said Columbus attorney Joe Landusky is representing him on the theft and trafficking charges and will continue to handle the new accusations.
Leyshon remains in Tri-County Regional Jail under $15,000 cash or surety bond, pending a June 26 trial on the new charges.
In other common pleas court arraignments on Thursday:
• Chad A. Boggs, 26, last known address at 8595 Smith-Calhoun Road, Plain City, was charged with six counts of receiving stolen property, stemming from a series of incidents in February and March. Two counts involve stolen motor vehicles.
Boggs pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Woods appointed Nick Adkins to represent Boggs at a June 7 trial. He remains in jail under a $5,000 cash or surety bond.
• Burtis Lee Scott, 54, 775 Betty Wilson Road, London, was charged with a single count of defrauding a creditor between Jan. 7 and May 19, 2006.
Woods appointed Ron Parsons to represent Scott at a June 26 trial and released the man on a signature bond.
• Reko I. Cochran, 19, 5411 Bridle Creek Way, Hilliard, was charged with possessing a stolen car and fleeing police on April 2.
Woods denied Cochran’s request to plead guilty to the charges and appointed Thomas Arrington to represent the man at a June 26 trial.
He was arrested on April 2, following a chase on U.S. Route 40 by local authorities and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol that ended in Springfield.
Cochran remains in jail under a $1,000 bond. Additional charges are pending in Franklin County, according to assistant county prosecutor Eamon Costello.
• Frank A. Moll IV, 33, 1864 Willow Run Road, Grove City, was charged with violating a civil protection order on Jan. 24.
Moll pleaded not guilty to the fifth-degree felony.
Shannon Treynor was appointed to represent Moll at a June 28 trial.
Moll remains in jail under a $10,000 cash or surety bond at Costello’s request.
The assistant prosecutor told Woods that Moll has an extensive criminal history, dating from 1992. That history includes convictions for felonious assault, violations of other protection orders and other violent crimes.
• Woods issued an arrest warrant for Nicholas L. Herriott, 29, of 160 Byerly Road, London, after Herriott failed to appear for his arraignment on drug abuse charges. Herriott is accused of possessing cocaine and Oxycodone on Feb. 2.