PRESS RELEASE, 10/19/2017

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in box case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Gary Box for the October 2nd murder of Tanisha Huff. Box (DOB 1-4-76) is now indicted on 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (Felony 5), 1 count of Receiving Stolen Property-Firearm (Felony 4) and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  The Aggravated Murder and Murder charge both carry gun specifications and repeat violent offender specifications. The Felonious Assault and the Aggravated Robbery charges carry gun specifications. If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Box and the victim, Tanisha Huff, had a child together.  Miss Huff had recently filed a Domestic Violence complaint against Box alleging that he pulled a gun on her.

On October 5th, Miss Huff’s body was discovered in her home at 1267 Elberon Avenue when police were called there to do a wellness check.  Huff was last seen alive on October 1st.  The Hamilton County Coroner ruled her death a homicide due to a gunshot wound to the head.

Box was apprehended on October 6th.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “We originally thought a death penalty specification would be appropriate in this case but that is not how it came out of the grand jury.  However, he still faces the most serious charges that we have available to us and we will vigorously prosecute Box given the facts in this case and his criminal history.”