Third arrest made in connection with pizza driver’s murder

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

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say a third man was arrested in connection with the July 30 murder of a pizza delivery driver in southeast Columbus.

According to Columbus police, 20-year-old Latrell Deshawn Richey was arrested by the Criminal Intelligence Unit shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Richey is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of James A. Flannery, a 59-year-old Papa John’s delivery driver.

Police say Flannery was shot as he tried to make a delivery to a home on Kenaston Drive.

Latrell Richey, 20, is suspected of being the trigger-man during a robbery that resulted in the death of a pizza delivery driver, according to court records. (Franklin County Jail)

A witness identified Richey as the man who actually shot Flannery.

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.

The first suspect, 18-year-old Sir Jeffrey Scott Carroll, was arrested August 12 and charged with aggravated murder.

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

The second suspect, a 13-year-old boy was arrested the next day.

Police believe Richey is the final suspect in the case.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information to contact the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.