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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 the indictment of Kadeem Kelley for the overdose death of Hamilton County Justice Center inmate Satwinder Singh

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley (DOB 1/26/92) for 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Felony 1), 1 count of Corrupting Another with Drugs (Felony 2) and 1 count of Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound (Felony 5) in the March 26, 2019 death of Satwinder Singh.  If convicted of the charges, he faces the possibility of 20 years in prison. Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies hold press conference to discuss child pornography cases

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies discussed 9 recent child pornography indictments in Hamilton County. Recently indicted were: Eric Koch B 1905598; Jeremy Collins B 1902925 ; Zachary Courtney B 1905400; Clinton Williams B 1905718; Thomas Thompson B 1905601; Brian Hronek B 1905842; Dana Beasly B 1905846; John Chavies B 1906001; Alex Randolph B 1905999. Koch is charged with 10 counts of Pandering Sexually [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters refers possible extortion of former Bengal to bar associations

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no criminal charges would be filed in the possible extortion of former Bengal Chinedum Ndukwe. On August 24, 2019 an allegation of sexual assault was reported to the Cincinnati Police Department by a former female employee of Chinedum Ndukwe. On September 3rd Mr. Ndukewe received a letter from attorneys in Atlanta and Cincinnati demanding a payment of $10 million to resolve all differences between himself and [...]

October 16th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Metro bus shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Joshua Ervin (DOB 2/15/89) for the August 17th murder of Neko Larkin.  Ervin is charged with 1 count of Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Larkin was riding home from work at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the North [...]

October 10th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces officer was justified in September 11th officer-involved shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed against the officer in the September 11th officer-involved shooting in Avondale. A plainclothes Cincinnati Police Officer was working undercover in Avondale in an unmarked vehicle at approximately 12:15 p.m. when he saw a man, now known as Vernell S. Jackson (DOB 03/06/1999), pull a gun out of his pocket and move it to his waistband. The undercover officer radioed for a [...]

September 17th, 2019|

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Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our great nation!
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ICYMI: This week, Prosecutor Deters announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter, as well as several drug-related charges, arising out of the death of Satwinder Singh on March 26, 2019.

Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center as a result of charges for the December 30, 2018 crash that killed 2-year-old Dameon Turner. Singh was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck headed westbound on Hopple Street when he drove off the right side of the road and onto the sidewalk striking and killing Dameon.

Kelley, who has a lengthy criminal record, was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of Escape and Weapon Under Disability.

Kelley worked as a porter in the Justice Center. His job responsibilities included cleaning and serving food to the inmates. As a result of his job, he had access to different areas of the Justice Center and the inmates which gave him the opportunity to supply the deadly fentanyl to Singh.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “Sadly, drugs are everywhere. However, we are fortunate in Hamilton County to have amazing cooperation among all branches of law enforcement to help battle this problem.

I commend Sheriff Neil and his staff for taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again in the Justice Center. Without going into specifics to give away trade secrets, the sheriff and his staff are always making changes to prevent drugs from getting into the facility. This is no easy task considering that the Justice Center houses dangerous people who are not inclined to follow rules.

Singh, although charged with a horrible crime, deserved his day in court as did the Turner family. Unfortunately, neither Singh nor the Turners will get the justice they deserve.”
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At a press conference today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies discussed 9 recent child pornography indictments in Hamilton County.

Recently indicted were:
1. Eric Koch B 1905598;
2. Jeremy Collins B 1902925 ;
3. Zachary Courtney B 1905400;
4. Clinton Williams B 1905718;
5. Thomas Thompson B 1905601;
6. Brian Hronek B 1905842;
7. Dana Beasly B 1905846;
8. John Chavies B 1906001;
9. Alex Randolph B 1905999.

All were indicted on charges that carry the possibility of prison time and that will require them to register, if convicted, as a sexually oriented offender.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil commented, “I am very proud of our team of investigators who worked diligently on this case. I also want our citizens to be aware of these dangerous predators who are on the internet waiting to victimize our children. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and our law enforcement partners will continue to monitor these predators to keep our citizens safe.”

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “These are very disturbing cases. Even if these defendants did not create this material, the risk to children and our society is real.

I commend the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Regional Electronic Computer Investigations (“RECI”) for actively investigating these cases and trying to stop the exploitation of children. Thanks also to the Cincinnati Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigations,
Department of Homeland Security, and the Secret Service who work in partnership to shut down this ugly activity.

These investigations are on-going and law enforcement is constantly trying to track down these twisted people and protect children.”
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Sometimes being the County Prosecutor means answering questions as opposed to asking them in court!

Prosecutor Joe Deters had the opportunity recently to speak with local Cub Scouts, answering questions about government, the law, and the job of being the elected Hamilton County Prosecutor.
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Today, Prosecutor Joe Deters participated in the 100th Anniversary Celebration and Re-Dedication of the Hamilton County Courthouse. He offered brief remarks and had the honor of introducing the special guest speaker, Governor Mike DeWine.

Prosecutor Deters commented: “It was a fantastic event that celebrated our great judicial history. I want to thank Judge Melba Marsh in particular for all her great work putting it together.”
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