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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley Announces the Indictment of Wendell Young For Tampering With Records

Today, Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley announced the indictment of Wendell Young for 1 count of Tampering with Records (F3). If convicted of this charged, Young faces a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. At some point between January 3, 2018 and October 16, 2018, Young knowingly and with the purpose to defraud, destroyed text messages that belonged to a government entity. Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Hanley commented, “The grand jury has decided that [...]

April 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Felonious Assault Indictment Of Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 1 count of Felonious Assault. If convicted of this charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 additional years in prison. In March, Pecord pled guilty to three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and was sentenced to 4 years in prison related to an incident that took place on January 24, 2021. Post-conviction, it was determined the defendant [...]

April 14th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictments In Series Of Connected Murders

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of four adults, and the charges of one juvenile for a series of connected murders. Carl Godfrey (DOB 2/22/00) has been indicted for 4 counts of Aggravated Murder, 7 counts of Murder, 10 counts of Felonious Assault, 1 count of Aggravated Robbery, and 3 counts of Weapons Under Disability. Jason Gray (DOB 6/6/02) has been indicted for 3 counts of Aggravated Murder, 5 counts of [...]

April 7th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the conviction of former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that former Loveland police officer Anthony Pecord has been convicted of three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4) and has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. As a result of the plea, Pecord will be required to register as a Tier I sex offender for a period of 15 years. Pecord was indicted earlier this month for an incident that occurred on January 24, 2021. Hamilton [...]

March 31st, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Domestic Violence Conviction of Douglas Ford

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the conviction of Douglas Ford for Domestic Violence (F3). At sentencing, Ford will face a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. On December 13, 2020, Mt. Healthy police responded to the scene on Perry Street for reports made by the victim’s children of domestic trouble. When the officer approached the residence, she heard Ford tell the victim, “Are you ready to die, bitch?” The officer immediately [...]

March 29th, 2021|

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This week is “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” where we honor the people who answer the calls to 911 and other emergency services to help keep us all safe. On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, thank you to everyone in this important field! ... See MoreSee Less
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"The violence perpetrated by and on young men in our city is out of control. And we must get a handle on it quickly to stop the cycle of trauma and victimization. Our communities cannot thrive if there are people in them causing this kind of chaos."Read more comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac as well as additional facts on yesterday's indictment of Carl Godfrey, Jason Gray, Mario Gordon, Conn Inabnitt and M.T. (a fourteen year old male juvenile) for a series of connected murders, including several murders for hire. ... See MoreSee Less
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"There are many reasons why domestic violence victims refuse to cooperate with the process – which can make these cases difficult to prosecute. But it is important, not only to our victims, but for the safety of the community, that when we can proceed without the victim, we do so.”Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on the recent conviction of Douglas Ford for a Domestic Violence incident that occurred on December 13, 2020: ... See MoreSee Less
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"I can think of no greater evil in this world than seriously injuring an innocent little kid. I am thankful that law enforcement was able to intervene before something even worse happened."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on the indictment issued today against Robert Fogle for one count of Child Endangering and one count of Felonious Assault: ... See MoreSee Less
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"My thoughts are with Mr. Gupta’s family, and the entire Madeira community. And, I am thankful to the Cincinnati Police Department, the Madeira Police Department, and the ATF for the work they put into putting an end to this crime spree."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on today's murder indictment of Lamond Johnson for the February killing of Roop Gupta, the owner of Madeira Beverage. ... See MoreSee Less
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