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Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed against the officer involved in the October 20th Elmwood Place Police officer involved shooting. On October 20th at approximately 1:30 p.m. Elmwood Place Police Officer Nicholas Arn, working in uniform and in a marked police vehicle, stopped a green Dodge pickup truck driven by Rodney Arnez Barnes. Officer Arn initiated a traffic stop, for a non-valid driver of the vehicle, at [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Christopher Muldrow (DOB 12-13-89) for 2 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 2) and 13 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 4). If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of over 35 years in prison and registration as a Tier II sex offender. Muldrow is accused of soliciting teenage girls for sexually explicit material. [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Darris DeVaughn (DOB 3-20-90) and Christopher Whitt (DOB 12-26-85) for the June 7, 2007 murder of John Harris. DeVaughn and Whitt are now charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Murder (Special Felony) and 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1). If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of life in prison without parole. On June 7, [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Mark Hammonds (DOB 12-2-69), Darrell Hammons (DOB 8-7-71) and Andre Miller (DOB 10-22-70). Mark Hammonds is charged with 4 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 4 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3). Darrell Hammonds is charged with 5 counts of Rape (Felony 1) and 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3). Andre Miller is charged with 2 counts of Rape (Felony 1). [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the verdict in the case of Curtis Scott. Scott was indicted for 1 count of Kidnapping with Specifications (Felony 1), 1 count of Abduction (Felony 3), 1 count of Felonious Assault with Specifications (Felony 2), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (Felony 3) in case No.B 1904164. Video footage from the victim’s apartment building showed Scott [...]
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.
On behalf of Joe Deters and the entire staff of the office, we wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving — especially those serving in our military, law enforcement and first responders who cannot be home with their families today. ... See MoreSee Less
“This young officer initiated what he had every reason to believe would be a routine traffic stop. Nothing could have been further from the truth.
Barnes had a long record and did not want to go back to prison. Knowing that the officer would arrest him, Barnes tried to kill the officer. Fortunately, Barnes’ shot missed and the officer was not injured. The officer took quick action to save his own life and, most likely, saved the lives of other innocent people.
We must never underestimate the danger that the police face every day with every interaction. Every officer wants to do their job to the best of their ability to keep their community safe but they also want to make it home to their family.”
Read the full release from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office today announcing that no charges will be filed in the October 20th officer involved shooting that occurred in Elmwood Place: ... See MoreSee Less