Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Stow teen charged in the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings' has agreed to waive a hearing and have charges against him merged in adult felony court, his attorney said Monday.
Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old who is facing adult and juvenile charges in a Craigslist scam, has waived a hearing and agreed to have his charges merged in Summit County Court. According to Rafferty's Attorney John Alexander, the teen will waive his right to a hearing on being tried as an adult Wednesday, which means the teen could face life in prison. Alexander said that would clear the way for juvenile court charges in the deaths of two men to be merged with adult charges originally from Noble County in the death of a third man and an attack on a fourth victim. Rafferty has pleaded not guilty to all charges. A hearing to determine if Rafferty should be charged as an adult in two of the four cases is scheduled for Wednesday and …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The 17-year-old did not appear in juvenile court Thursday.
Brogan Rafferty, the teen accused of murder in the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings,' did not appear in juvenile court Thursday, but his lawyer said some hearings are coming up — including an arraignment in Summit County Common Pleas Court Friday morning. The four shooting cases were handled in Noble County originally, where some of the crimes happened, but the cases have been moved to Summit County. Two of the cases against Rafferty remain in juvenile court; the others are in adult court, said Rafferty's lawyer, John P. Alexander Jr. Rafferty's case was transfered from Noble County to Summit County because the case against his accused accomplice Richard Beasley is being handled in Summit, Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office said…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The teen charged for the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings' will appear in Judge Linda Teodosio's courtroom Thursday.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE. Brogan Rafferty, the former teen charged with murder in the crimes called the 'Craigslist killings,' will appear in Summit County Juvenile Court Thursday. The purpose of the hearing at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 is to "determine the next step in the judicial process with his case," said Don Ursetti, the court's community outreach coordinator. Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio will decide what the next step is for the teen, who was 16 when he was . Rafferty faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping in Summit County, according to Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's Office. He has pleaded the juvenile equivalent of 'not guilty' to …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Grab some laughs or attend holiday celebrations at library, churches.
Looking for something to do with your spare time this weekend? Here's a roundup of events happening in the area, straight from the Events sections of Fairlawn-Bath Patch, Cuyahoga Falls Patch and Stow Patch:
Sunday, December 4, 2011
On Dec. 4, 2010 a Stow teen took police on a 52-mile high speed chase through several counties in a stolen dump truck.
Remember this? How could you forget a 10-ton red dump truck zipping through Stow and several other cities last December? It's been a year since the teen, who is now considered a serious youthful offender, stole a dump truck and took it on a ride from Stow to Strasburg, hitting everything in his way. It was last reported that he was at a Department of Youth Services at the Sciota Juvenile Correctional Facility to serve a sentence of two years and six months. (He got a six month credit for time already served in the detention center during the trial.) Click here for all of our coverage of the incident that happened 365 days ago. Patch generally does not name juveniles accused of crimes.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The Stow Police Department arrested three Cuyahoga Falls 17-year-old males and charged Oct. 24 for their involvement in two burglaries and a breaking and entering case after some motorcyles went missing this summer. After further investigation and the help of other police departments, the bikes were found across state lines. In August, an Echo Road resident reported that while he was out of town, his home was entered and more than $14,000 in items was stolen, including a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, according to a report. "Investigation revealed that he was targeted due to an ad he had placed on Craigslist in which he was trying to sell one of his motorcycles," said police. "Unfortunately, information obtained from the victim enabled the …