Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Tyler Garrett (DOB
10/21/96) for one count of Aggravated Burglary (F1), one count of Rape (F1), and three counts of
Kidnapping (F1). If convicted, Garrett faces a maximum possible sentence of 58 years in prison.

On August 14, 2021, the victims were asleep in their home when Garrett entered the home without
permission. Garrett entered the living room where T.W. (17 years old) was asleep on the couch and raped
her at gunpoint. After raping T.W., he forced T.W. upstairs to the homeowner’s bedroom and woke the
homeowner up. Garrett forced the homeowner downstairs and forced the homeowner, T.W., and K.F (15
years old) to the ground at gunpoint. While on the ground, Garrett was demanding money from the

When the victims indicated they did not have any money, Garrett forced the victims into the homeowner’s
vehicle at gunpoint and ordered the homeowner to drive him to a different location. Garrett took with him
the bedding of T.W. as well as other items taken from their home.

DNA was collected from a rape kit and matched Garrett’s DNA through CODIS.

Garrett was located in Alabama and had to be extradited back to Hamilton County.

Garrett has previously served 5 years in prison for Burglary and Robbery convictions.

Garrett was not known to any of the victims.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “My heart breaks for these victims. They will never get over the trauma of
this event.

This guy couldn’t even wait until he was off parole before committing other violent acts.

If not for the work of the Cincinnati Police Department, this piece of human garbage would continue to
victimize people in our community. Who knows what he had been doing before he was apprehended.

It’s the same old story – a small group of violent offenders doing the same things over and over again.
Our job is to identify these types of predators and warehouse them as long as we possibly can.”