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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Indictment in cold case Murder of Cheryl Thompson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ralph Howell (DOB 1/16/50) for the rape and murder of Cheryl Thompson in 1978. Howell was killed in an automobile accident in 1985. Howell was posthumously indicted for one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), and one count of Rape (F1). On March 24, 1978, Cheryl Thompson went missing after leaving her home to meet her boyfriend at a bar in Oakley. On April 8, [...]

November 17th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictment of Michael Madaris

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Michael Madaris (DOB 11/25/05). Madaris was indicted for 6 counts of Murder (SF), 5 counts of Felonious Assault (F2), 3 counts of Kidnapping (F1), two counts of Abduction (F3), one count of Burglary (F2), one count of Tampering with Evidence (F3), one count of Carrying Concealed Weapons (F4), and one count of Obstruction of Official Business (M2). If convicted on all charges, Madaris faces [...]

October 28th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictments of Charlie Dailey and Marquez Coleman

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of Marquez Coleman (DOB 1/2/95) and Charlie Dailey (DOB 3/18/96) for the murder of Lorenzo Gray. Coleman and Dailey were each indicted with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (SF), 1 count of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), and 2 counts of Having Weapons while Under Disability (F3). If convicted of all charges, they face the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. [...]

October 28th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters responds to recent reports on the case of State of Ohio vs. Elwood Jones

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters responded to recent reporting on the case of death row inmate, Elwood Jones. In 1996, Elwood Jones was convicted of the aggravated murder of Rhoda Nathan at the Embassy Suites in Blue Ash. Jones was an employee at the Embassy Suites where Ms. Nathan was staying with friends to attend a bar mitzvah. When her friends left the hotel room for breakfast, Ms. Nathan took a shower. When [...]

September 30th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictments of Shawn Carter for Rape and Murder

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced two separate indictments of Shawn Carter (DOB 5/6/74) for the murder of Andre Dockery and rape of A.W. On August 25, 2022, Carter was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), and Tampering with Evidence (F3). Today, Carter was indicted for four counts of Rape (F1), two counts of Kidnapping (F2), and one count of Having Weapons while Under Disability (F3). [...]

September 29th, 2022|

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The Office of the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff, we wish you a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving. We also give special thanks to our active duty military, police, fire, and other first responders who are unable to be with their families this evening.

The office will resume normal operating hours on Monday.
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The Office of the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff, we wish you a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving. We also give special thanks to our active duty military, police, fire, and other first responders who are unable to be with their families this evening.

The office will resume normal operating hours on Monday.

The following individuals were charged recently with failing to comply with their legally mandated sex offender registration requirements.

If convicted, each faces a felony charge that could result in a new prison term.
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The following individuals were charged recently with failing to comply with their legally mandated sex offender registration requirements.

If convicted, each faces a felony charge that could result in a new prison term.

Please join us in congratulating Chief Assistant Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid, who was certified today as the winner in the November election for Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge.

Prosecutor Joe Deters stated: "Stacey will be fantastic addition to our local bench and a voice of sensibility in our juvenile justice system."
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Jvonnie Chandler is currently wanted by police for committing a murder while out on bond for two prior felonies.

While evading capture from the police earlier this month, he caused a serious car accident before fleeing on foot following a SWAT standoff.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jvonnie Chandler, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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Jvonnie Chandler is currently wanted by police for committing a murder while out on bond for two prior felonies.

While evading capture from the police earlier this month, he caused a serious car accident before fleeing on foot following a SWAT standoff.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jvonnie Chandler, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.Image attachment

Prosecutor Joe Deters addresses the media regarding the 1978 Cold Case Murder of Cheryl Thompson.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ralph Howell (DOB 1/16/50) for the rape and murder of Cheryl Thompson in 1978.

Howell was killed in an automobile accident in 1985.

Howell was posthumously indicted for one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), and one count of Rape (F1).

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “The tireless work of the Loveland Police Department and BCI should be commended. They never stopped searching for Cheryl Thompson’s killer. And now, over 40 years later, Cheryl’s family has closure.

I have prosecuted multiple serial killers in my time as Prosecutor. My office firmly believes he is another. If you have any information about Ralph Howell or a similar, unsolved homicide – please call BCI”
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