Arrest made in connection with pizza delivery driver’s murder

The victim fled after he was shot, eventually stopping just blocks from his store.
The victim fled after he was shot, eventually stopping just blocks from his store.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a Papa John’s delivery driver in July.

According to court records, 18-year-old Sir Jeffrey Scott Carroll was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated murder.

According to Sgt. Jeffrey Strayer, the Columbus police gang unit arrested Carroll early Wednesday morning.

Sir Jeffrey Scott Carroll is charged with murder in connection with the death of a pizza delivery driver in July. (Franklin County Jail)
Sir Jeffrey Scott Carroll is charged with murder in connection with the death of a pizza delivery driver in July. (Franklin County Jail)

Strayer said the effort to find Carroll was a collaboration between several units and involved searching through many social media pages.

According to court documents, a check of Papa John’s phone records showed the call for delivery came through an online text-and-talk service. The call was eventually traced to a specific email address, which led to Carroll’s Facebook page.

Investigators then subpoenaed Google for Carroll’s phone information and matched the serial number of the phone with the phone used to place the order, according to court documents.

Police were called on July 30 to the intersection of South Hamilton Road and Kimberly Parkway after a report of a minivan crashed into a pole.

Officers discovered 59-year-old James A. Flannery inside the van with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Flannery was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, the victim was a pizza delivery driver who was attempting to make a delivery at a nearby home on Kenaston Drive when he was shot during an altercation.

Investigators said the home was vacant and that it is likely that he was set up for a robbery. Investigators believe there was more than one robber and say they got away with two pizzas and a small amount of cash.

No other suspects have been identified.

Police ask that anyone with information call Columbus police at 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS.

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