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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. Our office is dedicated to serving the citizens of Hamilton County. I hope our website is helpful to you in explaining the many duties of the County Prosecutor and by giving you someone to contact if you have questions.”

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Death Penalty Indictment Against Desean Brown For The Murders Of Nyteisha And Nylo Lattimore

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a death penalty indictment against Desean Brown (DOB 1/10/00) for the December murders of 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore and his mother Nyteisha Lattimore. Brown is now charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Murder with death penalty specifications, 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (F5), and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (F3). Brown was previously charged for killing his girlfriend and Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore on [...]

February 24th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Officer Was Justified In November 30th Officer-Involved Shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed against the officer in the November 30th officer-involved shooting in Colerain Township. North College Hill police officers attempted to execute a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Carrington Shropshire (DOB 9/25/1999).  Shropshire refused to stop the vehicle and led police on a pursuit into Colerain Township.  Officer Zach Elston, with Colerain Township Police Department, picked up the pursuit, but the [...]

February 10th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Opposes Possible Parole Of Linda Couch

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced his opposition to the possible parole of Linda Couch.  Couch is set for a parole hearing in March. Couch was convicted of aggravated murder in the 1984 murder of her husband, Walter.  She was sentenced to life in prison.  Couch shot her husband in the head and then wrapped his body in a rug and buried him in their Price Hill backyard. She enlisted the help of [...]

February 3rd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Rape Indictment against Adonas Hicks

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced two indictments against Adonas Hicks (DOB 7/3/90) for the rape of three individuals.  Hicks is now charged with 6 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), and 1 count of Kidnapping (Felony 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Hicks is currently in the Hamilton County Justice Center [...]

January 22nd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters sworn in today as Hamilton County Prosecutor

Today, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler swore in Joseph T. Deters as Hamilton County Prosecutor.  Mr. Deters, who has served 23 years as Hamilton County Prosecutor, is the longest serving prosecutor in Hamilton County history. Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to sincerely thank the voters of Hamilton County for again placing their trust in me to continue serving as their county prosecutor.  That trust is incredibly humbling, knowing the [...]

January 4th, 2021|

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“In all my years as a prosecutor, I have never seen such a cold-blooded act committed against an innocent woman and her 3-year-old baby. I want to thank the Cincinnati Police Department for their tireless efforts on this case. We will never stop searching for Nylo, and police will continue to accept any information anyone has on his whereabouts – but in the meantime, my office will prosecute Desean Brown to the fullest extent of the law for the unspeakable acts we believe he has committed.” Read more comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters as well as the facts from today's Aggravated Murder indictment of Desean Brown for the brutal killing of of Nylo Lattimore and his mother Nyteisha Lattimore: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today in observance of President’s Day. Additionally, we are also monitoring the weather situation projected to impact the region tonight and into tomorrow. We will post any updates to the office schedule as necessary. Stay safe and have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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“Officer Elston was 100% justified in shooting Shropshire. He is to be commended for his bravery and quick action in protecting his own life and the lives of his brother officers.”Read more about today's announcement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters regarding the November 30th officer-involved shooting in Colerain Township: ... See MoreSee Less
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This week, the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office bid farewell to long-time employee Julie Wilson.During her over 30 years of service to the citizens of Hamilton County, Julie has worked in nearly every division of the office, including a stint as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor's Office. Most recently, she has been the person we relied on to help keep the media and the public informed about the important work done by the Prosecutor's Office every single day.We'll miss Julie's endlessly upbeat attitude and passion for doing the little things or focusing on the little details that ensure a job is always done right.On behalf of us all: Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for your service to the people! ... See MoreSee Less
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