COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
A Columbus man known by the alias “Tommy Guns” has been indicted on numerous charges stemming from the overdose death investigation of a Columbus woman.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday that 36-year-old Paul “Tommy Guns” Chiles faces 19 felony counts including:
The indictment by a Franklin County grand jury comes after an investigation by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force into the overdose death of 21-year-old Cecilia Riegel, of Columbus.
The task force alleges that Chiles provided the drugs that caused Riegel’s death.
- trafficking in persons
- compelling prostitution
- promoting prostitution, possession of cocaine
- possession of a fentanyl-related compound
- involuntary manslaughter
- corrupting another with drugs
- trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound
- aggravated trafficking in drugs
- gross abuse of a corpse
- tampering with evidence
Chiles is currently in the Franklin County Jail. As of Thursday morning, no plea has been entered and no attorney is listed for Chiles.
His next court date is Sept. 4.
The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force consists of members from the Columbus Division of Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Powell Police Department, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Salvation Army, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s Office, and Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel’s Office.