Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Franklin County Prosecutor To Appeal GPS Ruling
The Franklin county prosecutor says he will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to consider whether police can use GPS devices to track vehicles without a warrant from the court.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he will request an appeal of last week’s ruling by a county appeals court to throw out evidence in a burglary case because a detective placed a GPS device on a suspect’s car without getting a warrant.
Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Holbrook ruled in February 2013 that some evidence against 22-year-old burglary suspect Montie Sullivan was illegal because his constitutional right against illegal searches had been violated.
Last week, a three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld the ruling.
Sullivan’s attorney said authorities now “have no evidence left.”