Two Ohio State students were arrested Wednesday morning and are being charged with aggravated robbery in connection with a drug-related carjacking, according to the police department in nearby Dublin, Ohio. Both are being held at Franklin County Jail.
Adam Seitz, a first-year in computer science and engineering, and Dom Burrell, a first-year in criminology and criminal justice, both from Dublin, are being charged in relation to a carjacking which occurred on the 3000 block of Hard Road in a fitness facility parking lot on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m.
According to the Dublin Police Department, there was an altercation between four males — two armed suspects stole the vehicle that the two victims were in. One victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and the other was uninjured.
Authorities arrested Burrell in Dublin around 1 a.m. Wednesday, and Seitz was arrested near OSU at around 4 a.m.
The police were informed through victim interviews after the carjacking that the crime was drug related, and specifically marijuana-related, said Lindsay Weisenauer, senior public information officer with the Dublin Police Department. Weisenauer could not confirm if police found drugs in the car that Seitz and Burrell allegedly stole.
The names of the victims are not being released due to the ongoing investigation, Dublin police said.
Seitz and Burrell are set to be arraigned Thursday at 9 a.m.