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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 Indictments in November 2019 shooting at Hampton Inn In Blue Ash

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the following indictments: Jay Antwan Harris (DOB 7/16/97) :  2 counts of Murder (Special Felony), 3 counts of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 3 counts of Robbery (Felony 2), 1 count of Aggravated Burglary (Felony 1) and 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2).  All of the counts contain a 3 year gun specification.  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Marvin [...]

December 21st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Murder Indictment against Desean Brown

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a murder indictment against Desean Brown for the December 5th murder of Nyteisha Lattimore.  Brown is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (Felony 5) and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (Felony 3).   If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Brown is charged [...]

December 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of former Talbert House employee Kenneth Hackett

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of former Talbert House employee Kenneth Hackett.  Hackett is charged with 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  If convicted of both charges, he faces the possibility of 10 years in prison and registration as a sex offender every 6 months for 25 years. For the last 4 years, Hackett worked as a Life Skills coach at Talbert House. Hackett previously worked at Hamilton [...]

December 16th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of Amanda Marksberry

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Amanda Marksberry (DOB 3/21/83).  Marksberry is now indicted on 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) and 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2).    If convicted of all charges, she faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Marksberry is charged with the December 5th murder of Kevin Smith. On December 5th, Cincinnati Police [...]

December 11th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no charges in east price hill market shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed in the November 19, 2020 shooting at the Mages Grocery store located at 3316 Glenway Avenue. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on November 19th, Cincinnati Police were dispatched to the area of 3300 Glenway Avenue regarding a robbery and shooting.  Police were informed that the suspect had fled the Mages Grocery store towards Purcell Avenue.  The police located Da’Shawn Tye at 1044 [...]

December 9th, 2020|

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“In all my years as a prosecutor, I have never seen such a cold-blooded act committed against an innocent woman and her 3-year-old baby. I want to thank the Cincinnati Police Department for their tireless efforts on this case. We will never stop searching for Nylo, and police will continue to accept any information anyone has on his whereabouts – but in the meantime, my office will prosecute Desean Brown to the fullest extent of the law for the unspeakable acts we believe he has committed.” Read more comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters as well as the facts from today's Aggravated Murder indictment of Desean Brown for the brutal killing of of Nylo Lattimore and his mother Nyteisha Lattimore: ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today in observance of President’s Day. Additionally, we are also monitoring the weather situation projected to impact the region tonight and into tomorrow. We will post any updates to the office schedule as necessary. Stay safe and have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
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“Officer Elston was 100% justified in shooting Shropshire. He is to be commended for his bravery and quick action in protecting his own life and the lives of his brother officers.”Read more about today's announcement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters regarding the November 30th officer-involved shooting in Colerain Township: ... See MoreSee Less
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This week, the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office bid farewell to long-time employee Julie Wilson.During her over 30 years of service to the citizens of Hamilton County, Julie has worked in nearly every division of the office, including a stint as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the Juvenile Division of the Prosecutor's Office. Most recently, she has been the person we relied on to help keep the media and the public informed about the important work done by the Prosecutor's Office every single day.We'll miss Julie's endlessly upbeat attitude and passion for doing the little things or focusing on the little details that ensure a job is always done right.On behalf of us all: Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for your service to the people! ... See MoreSee Less
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