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“We are one step closer to keeping Ohio a safe place to raise our families.” Today, the Ohio General Assembly passed joint resolutions to place on the November ballot a constitutional amendment that would require judges to consider public safety when setting monetary bail. In January, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in DuBose v. McGuffey that judges cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail amounts. As a result of the General Assembly’s passage [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Benjamin Wood (DOB 01/07/92). Wood was indicted for two counts of Inducing Panic (F4). If convicted on all charges, Wood faces the maximum possible sentence of 18 months in prison. On May 17, 2022, the Cincinnati Police Department was contacted by officials at the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office regarding concerning statements about Proctor & Gamble by Wood – including a statement that he was [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Aleksey Koloskov (DOB 10/08/86). Koloskov was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), Felonious Assault (F2), and Tampering with Evidence (F3). If convicted on all charges, Koloskov faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. In 2013, a maintenance crew worker informed police that he saw what he thought was a body near a wood line alongside I-75 in Kenton County, Kentucky. Due [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Adam Kordes for one count of Cruel Treatment against Companion Animals (F5). Kordes was previously indicted for one count of Having Weapons Under Disability (F3) relating to this investigation. If convicted on all charges, Kordes faces the maximum possible sentence of 4 years in prison. On February 2, 2022, Cincinnati Animal Care officers received a tip from a veterinarian in Florida that a Capuchin [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Josiah Hassell for the November 2021 murder of Jamonte Brown outside of the Walmart on Ferguson Road. Hassell (DOB 11/29/95) was indicted on one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), two counts of Murder (SF), and two counts of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted on all charges, Hassell faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On November 27, 2021, the victim, Jamonte Brown, [...]
Last night, law enforcement officers arrested Hyde Park Kroger shooter, Kevion Howze, after it was discovered that he was in the possession of two firearms and drugs. Howze, whose bond was reduced under the recent Supreme Court Case Dubose v. McGuffey, was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on 05/09/22 after he posted his reduced bond. At arraignment this morning, Judge Yates set bond on the new charges at $80,000 at 10% ($8,000).
Howze was previously indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for Attempted Murder, Discharge of a Firearm, and Felonious Assault after he chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at him in the parking lot of a Hyde Park Kroger, striking the victim once. Howze’s bond was originally set at $500,000 at 10%, but was reduced to $100,000 at 10% plus EMU (electronic monitoring).
Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: "This violent offender was release from jail because the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled courts cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail. The state legislature has the opportunity today to rectify that. This is why we need HJR2 to pass TODAY to give our judges the ability to keep our communities safe." ... See MoreSee Less
On 05/20/22, a Hamilton County Jury found Darrell Hammonds guilty of 10 counts of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and Mark Hammonds guilty of four counts of Rape (F1) and four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). The victims, all of whom were children at the time of the offenses, were sexually abused in Price Hill between 2010 and 2020 by Darrell and Mark Hammonds. The victims are the biological children of Darrell Hammonds.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters commented, “ I am grateful for the efforts of my assistant prosecutors Elizabeth Polston and Kristen Kueffner, and law enforcement who worked tirelessly to ensure that these victims received justice. I cannot imagine the horrors these children were forced to endure at the hands of adults who were supposed to protect them. I am also thankful for the jurors on this case who heard this disturbing evidence and testimony. ” ... See MoreSee Less
Danny White was indicted on multiple charges, including a first degree felony drug trafficking, and given a bond of $1,000 at 10%. He failed to appear in court for his scheduled jury trial on Tuesday. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
If you can help locate this wanted individual, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. ... See MoreSee Less