Two Ohio State University students are facing aggravated robbery charges after a drug deal turned into a carjacking in Dublin, police and city officials say.
Jason Griewe and Jerrod Petersen were waiting inside Griewe’s father’s car in the parking lot of the Lifetime Fitness Center on Hard Road to sell marijuana to OSU student Dominique Burrell, according to Dublin police.
Burrell, 19, arrived about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and got in the back seat, according to an affidavit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court. He was joined by fellow student, Adam Seitz, 18, who approached the vehicle from the driver’s side, and both confronted Griewe and Petersen with guns, according to the court information.
“This was not a random act of violence,” said Lindsay Weisenauer, a spokeswoman for the city of Dublin.
Seitz opened the driver’s-side door and used a revolver to belt Griewe in the mouth, causing him to lose several teeth and need stitches. Burrell then pulled out a gun, pointed it at passenger Petersen, and ordered him out of the car. Seitz also dragged Griewe out, police said. Burrell then drove off in their car, with Griewe’s and Petersen’s wallets in it.
Dublin police arrested Burrell early Wednesday at his home on Memorial Drive in Dublin, Weisenauer said. Ohio State University police arrested Seitz on campus.
Burrell is majoring in criminology and criminal justice at Ohio State; Seitz is majoring in computer science and engineering. The two are scheduled to appear in Municipal Court.