Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve Announces Murder Indictment in the Killing of Robert “Bobby” Farrell, Jr.
Robert “Bobby” Farrell, Jr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021
Today, Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve announced that a Clermont County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Keyanta Gardner (11/20/1997) of Batavia Township, Ohio. Gardner was indicted July 22, 2021 on 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Unclassified Felony), 1 count of Murder (Unclassified Felony), 2 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder (Felony 1), 1 count of Tampering with Evidence, (Felony 3), and 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (Felony 5). If convicted on all counts, Gardner faces the possibility of Life in prison without possibility of parole.
Gardner is charged with the premeditated murder of Robert (Bobby) Farrell, Jr., who was reported missing by his family out of New Richmond, Ohio, on July 6, 2021. As the missing person investigation progressed, New Richmond Police Department called in agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office to assist. Ultimately, law enforcement discovered that Gardner conspired with Christian Beasley (09/05/1997) of Cincinnati, Ohio, to commit the murder of Bobby Farrell. Bobby Farrell’s body was discovered in Clermont County, Ohio, on July 12, 2021, and an autopsy confirmed both Farrell’s identity, as well as the cause of death.
Gardner was initially charged in Clermont County Municipal Court and held on a $1 million cash/professional bond. Gardner is currently in the Clermont County Jail. An arraignment and bond hearing will be held on the indictment in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas on July 23, 2021.
Beasley was arrested on July 22, 2021, on a charge of Murder filed in the Clermont County Municipal Court. Beasley will appear in Clermont County Municipal Court for arraignment and a hearing on bond on July 23, 2021.
Keyanta “Tay” Gardner Christian “Boog” Beasley
Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve Announces Murder Indictment against Cody Crawford
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2021
Today, Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve announced four indictments against Cody Crawford (06/15/1993) of Loveland, Ohio. Crawford was indicted on February 23, 2021 and was charged with 2 counts of Murder (Unclassified Felony), 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (Felony 3), and 1 count of Carrying Concealed Weapon (Felony 4). If convicted on all counts, Crawford faces the possibility of 22 years to life in prison.
Crawford is charged with the murder of Corey Lawwill. On February 14, 2021, Pierce Township Police and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office responded to 352 St. Andrews Drive for a report of an active shooter. After an investigation, Crawford was initially charged in Clermont County Municipal Court and held on $500,000 cash or professional bond.
Crawford is currently in the Clermont County Jail. At arraignment in front of Judge McBride, Crawford entered a not guilty plea and bond was set at $250,000 cash/professional/real estate (Case No. 2021 CR 000147). A pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 08, 2021 at 8:00 am.
Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve Announces Tampering with Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse Indictments against Four Individuals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Ross
July 1, 2021 (513) 732-7263
On July 1, 2021, the Grand Jury of Clermont County indicted four individuals relating to the death of Goshen Township resident, Amanda Philpot, 26. The indictments are as follows:
James J. Thompson, Milford, Ohio Tampering with Evidence, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Permitting Drug Abuse
Jeffrey C. Payne, Loveland, Ohio Tampering with Evidence, Gross Abuse of a Corpse
Charles Andre Dion Lykins, Loveland, Ohio Tampering with Evidence, Gross Abuse of a Corpse
Michael Anthony Young, Goshen, Ohio Tampering with Evidence, Gross Abuse of a Corpse
After receiving information regarding the location of missing person, Amanda Philpot, Miami Township Police Department responded to a location in Brown County, Ohio ultimately locating and discovering she was deceased.
All four individuals were indicted as co-defendants on counts of Tampering with Evidence (Felony III) and Gross Abuse of a Corpse (Felony V). They are accused of participating in disposing the body of a deceased person. It is alleged that the victim’s cell phone was also destroyed in an attempt to prevent her from being located.
Defendant James J. Thompson was also indicted on one count of Permitting Drug Abuse (Felony 5). If convicted on all counts, Thompson faces the possibility of five years in prison. The other three co-defendants face a maximum possibility of four years in prison.
Warrant on Indictments have been issued for each defendant.
Prosecutor Tekulve files suit Against St. Andrews Complex
Today Clermont County Prosecutor is filing suit to abate the nuisance at the St. Andrews Condominium/Apartment Complex. The Complex is the site of four murders in the past two years, including the murder of Clermont County Sheriff’s Detective Bill Brewer.
“St. Andrews, its ownership and management present a danger to the health, welfare, and safety of the people of Clermont County.” Said Mark Tekulve.
More from Clermont County Prosecutor Mark Tekulve: “The ownership and management of the St. Andrews are profiting off the crime that they invite into Clermont County, and for too long have faced no consequences for their dangerous actions. That stops today.”
As the complaint lays out, the ownership and management have failed to keep up with even basic building, safety, and zoning requirements; and have created a lawless atmosphere, welcoming drug dealers and murderers into the community.
Tekulve has asked the Court to appoint a receiver over the property. A hearing on the temporary injunction is expected within the next ten days.
Mark Tekulve will have be available for media Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 12:30-2 PM.
Contact Stephanie Ross 732-7263 for details.