March 15, 2019 – A Delaware County Grand Jury has returned a four-count indictment against 28-year-old Ashton Packard.


Charges come after law enforcement responded to a Dublin residence after receiving a call for help on March 7, 2019.


“A female victim reported she and her husband were hiding in a bathroom after being attacked by her son with a knife,” said Acting Prosecutor Christopher Betts. “On scene, the couple was located, treated, and ultimately transported to Riverside Hospital with multiple injuries.”


The suspect, Ashton Packard, was located in the neighborhood a couple hours later.


“Mr. Packard had fled the scene by the time authorities arrived,” Betts said. “Neighboring law enforcement agencies, two K9 units, and a helicopter unit from the Ohio State Highway Patrol worked together to locate and detain him.”


Packard is charged with two counts of attempted murder – both first-degree felonies, and two counts of felonious assault – both second-degree felonies. He is in the Delaware County Jail awaiting arraignment.