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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa A. Powers

As Hamilton County’s Prosecuting Attorney, Melissa Powers currently oversees and manages an office of over 180 employees, which includes assistant prosecuting attorneys and support staff.


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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces charges and intent to seek bindover on Juvenile accused of plotting a mass casualty event at Mariemont High School

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced that charges have been filed along with a motion for relinquishment of jurisdiction (bindover) of Juvenile A.B. A.B. was charged with Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Murder. The Prosecutor’s Office is asking that A.B.’s case be bound over to the Court of Common Pleas for trial as an adult. If adjudicated as a delinquent child in juvenile court, A.B. faces a maximum possible sentence of commitment to the Ohio [...]

February 8th, 2024|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers releases statement following meeting with Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers released the statement below following an afternoon meeting with Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa Theetge and other stakeholders regarding the recent increase in youth violence in Cincinnati: “As Prosecutor, it is my job to keep our community safe. Our city cannot thrive when citizens feel unsafe visiting or working in our downtown. We are pleased to work collaboratively with anyone that shares our goal of public safety. However, we [...]

February 7th, 2024|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictments in Delhi VIP Smoke Shop Robbery

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced indictments related to the October 2023 robbery of the VIP Smoke Shop in Delhi. Amontae Carter (DOB 1/31/04) was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Burglary (F2), and one count of Possession of Criminal Tools (F5). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years. Tony Thacker (DOB 3/7/94) was indicted for [...]

December 26th, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers Announces Indictment of Witness Intimidation and Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Charles Mosley (DOB 7/6/63) for trying to have a witness murdered. Mosley was indicted for one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder (F1), Attempted Murder (F1), and Intimidation of a Witness (F3). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 14-19.5 years in prison. In 2022, Mosley was indicted for two counts of Rape (F1), two counts of Felonious Assault [...]

December 14th, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictment of Kelli Prather for Election Fraud

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Kelli Prather (DOB 4/14/72) for election fraud. Prather was indicted for four counts of Prohibited Acts – Declarations or Petitions (F5), two counts of Tampering with Records (F3), one count of Election Falsification (F5), and one count of False Signatures (F5). If convicted of all charges, Prather faces a maximum possible sentence of three years in prison. In 2021, Prather was a candidate for United [...]

November 16th, 2023|

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Prosecutor Melissa Powers and her staff represent the people of Hamilton County Ohio in court.

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Today, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Hamilton County AFFIRMED the conviction of Shaquille Crutchfield for 3 counts of Assaulting a Police Officer.

Crutchfield, while working at his place of employment, accused fellow employees of stealing his property. He became agitated, and management asked him to leave. When he refused, police were called. When the police arrived, Crutchfield became violent with the police, throwing one officer to the ground, striking him in the temple, and stealing his taser. When another officer intervened, he wrestled with that officer causing her injury as well. He was arrested and found guilty of his offenses after trial in 2023.
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Today, the 1st District Court of Appeals in Hamilton County AFFIRMED the conviction of Shaquille Crutchfield for 3 counts of Assaulting a Police Officer. 

Crutchfield, while working at his place of employment, accused fellow employees of stealing his property. He became agitated, and management asked him to leave. When he refused, police were called. When the police arrived, Crutchfield became violent with the police, throwing one officer to the ground, striking him in the temple, and stealing his taser. When another officer intervened, he wrestled with that officer causing her injury as well. He was arrested and found guilty of his offenses after trial in 2023.
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