The man charged with a fatal stabbing in Upper Arlington will be arraigned on two counts of murder July 2 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, according to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said in a June 28 press release that Jeffrey Blaire Harrison, also known as Frank Michael Drew and Jeffrey Smith, has been indicted on two counts of murder for the June 11 stabbing death of Charles McCoy of Columbus outside China Dynasty, 1689 W. Lane Ave.
Harrison, a Columbus resident, is being held in the Franklin County jail in downtown Columbus on a $20 million bond.
“During an altercation outside of the restaurant, this victim was stabbed in the chest and left lying unconscious in a bed of mulch as his assailant fled the scene,” O’Brien stated in the release. “A witness at the scene saw the suspect leave in a green Ford Expedition following the altercation.”
The grand jury found that Harrison purposely caused McCoy’s death and caused McCoy’s death while attempting felonious assault against him.
Harrison turned himself in after Columbus Division of Police officers found his vehicle June 19.
His arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. in Franklin County Common Pleas courtroom 2B at 345 S. High St. in downtown Columbus.
According to court records, McCoy and Tina Patrick, Harrison’s girlfriend, worked at China Dynasty and argued June 11.
Patrick admitted to police she called her boyfriend and told him about the incident, but denied telling him to come to the restaurant.