Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Charlando Peoples (DOB 5/11/88) for two counts of Robbery (F2/F3), one count of Resisting Arrest (F4), one count of Assault (F4), one count of Attempt Murder (F1), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Obstruction of Official Business (F5) and two counts of Criminal Damaging (M2). If convicted on all charges, Peoples faces a maximum possible sentence of 21 years in prison.
On July 8, 2022, Peoples stole the civilian victim’s cell phone and punched him in the face. Cincinnati Police Officers Harris and Miller responded to the report of the robbery at the 600 block of Main Street and located Peoples, who matched the description of the robbery suspect.
As Officer Miller attempted to take Peoples into custody, Peoples resisted arrest and shoved Officer Miller. Tasers were deployed, but had little effect. Peoples then lunged toward Officer Miller and punched him in the face. Peoples then retrieved a large metal pipe and struck Officer Harris in the face. Officers tased Peoples two more times, however neither took effect.
Peoples then fled on foot. Other responding officers deployed their tasers and mace. Ultimately, the fifth attempt at tasing Peoples subdued him and officers were able to effectuate an arrest.
As a result of the attack, Officer Harris suffered serious physical harm, including multiple facial fractures and a broken nose.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “This guy is lucky he did not get shot. The restraint these officers showed is nothing short of remarkable.
We are living in a time where violent criminals feel emboldened. I know many officers go to work every day in fear that they will have to use deadly force. It is outrageous that our culture has created this environment, but it is the sad reality.
Any attack on our law enforcement officers will not be tolerated by the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office. We will do everything in our power to ensure this violent criminal goes to prison for as long as possible.”