The man Upper Arlington police have charged with murder in a fatal stabbing outside a Shops of Lane Avenue restaurant remains in the Franklin County jail under a $20 million bond.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Blaire Harrison remained in the main jail in downtown Columbus as of June 26.
Harrison, 47, of 2638 Perdue Ave., Columbus, is accused of killing Charles McCoy, 31, of Columbus, outside China Dynasty, 1689 W. Lane Ave., June 11.
Court records show Harrison currently has no lawyer, information that was confirmed by the Franklin County Clerk of Court’s Office.
According to the Upper Arlington Police Division, Harrison turned himself in June 20. He had been named a suspect in McCoy’s death after Upper Arlington police called him a “person of interest” June 15.
Harrison turned himself in after Columbus police found his vehicle June 19.
Earlier on June 19, aggravated murder charges against Jeffery Lamar Smith, the man Upper Arlington police originally arrested for the killing were dropped at the request of Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien after additional investigation by police determined he was not responsible for McCoy’s death.
Smith was released from jail around 1:30 a.m. June 14 after being incarcerated for about 20 hours.
According to court records, McCoy and Tina Patrick, Harrison’s girlfriend, worked at China Dynasty and argued June 11.
Patrick told police she called her boyfriend and told him about the incident, but denied telling him to come to the restaurant.
Harrison allegedly came to the restaurant and fought with McCoy before stabbing him and fleeing the scene.