A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Worthington man on one count of felonious assault after he allegedly attacked a woman jogging in Columbus' Antrim Park on May 23.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced the indictment in a press release Aug. 4.
The indictment alleges that Alexander L. Mellon, 28, of Downs Street in Worthington, was walking in Antrim Park just outside Worthington when he encountered a woman jogging and knocked her to the ground "without cause or justification," breaking her wrist in the process. According to the release, Mellon allegedly "walked away after the attack."
Another man in the park reportedly helped the woman and heard the description she gave the Columbus Division of Police on a 911 call. According to the release, he circled around the path and found the man, took his picture and gave police the photo.
Mellon's arraignment is scheduled Aug. 18.
-- Andrew King