Monday, the case of State v. Tavion Garrett was set for trial in Courtroom One. The facts concerned one of four individuals who were involved in different roles connected to the 2019 Hampton Inn homicide case in Fairborn.
Prior to the scheduled jury selection, defense counsel offered to plead the case, which resulted in a 25 year mandatory sentence being imposed.
Tavion Garrett pled guilty as follows:
Count 1 (amended) – Conspiracy to Commit Murder, O.R.C. 2923.01(A)(1) and 2903.02(B), F1
Count 4 – Aggravated Robbery, O.R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), F1
Firearm specification of 3 years on Count 4
The trial team consisted of Chief Trial Counsel David Hayes, Docket Prosecutor Cheri Stout, Victim Advocate Becky Walsh, and Det. Shawn Pettit of the Fairborn Police Department. An extraordinary amount of effort and overtime went into the trial team’s preparation of the case for trial. Our investigator, Fred Meadows, provided invaluable assistance by making arrangements for witnesses to come to the trial, and in general was always available to help. The last person to stand trial is the shooter, and his death penalty case has been delayed due to various motions filed by the defense.
Congratulations to all as this is a significant resolution to a complex prosecution, resulting in Tavion Garrett serving 25 years in prison.