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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 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|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on December 8, 2020 Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center Report

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “I read with interest today the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center Report.  I always appreciate community groups interested in the criminal justice system and their suggestions for ways to make it better. Their complaints, which are not new, are best directed to the Ohio State Legislature.  If the citizens of Ohio do not want the death penalty, they should let their legislators know and demand that the [...]

December 8th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no charges in Elmwood Place officer involved shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed against the officer involved in the October 20th Elmwood Place Police officer involved shooting. On October 20th at approximately 1:30 p.m. Elmwood Place Police Officer Nicholas Arn, working in uniform and in a marked police vehicle, stopped a green Dodge pickup truck driven by Rodney Arnez Barnes.  Officer Arn initiated a traffic stop, for a non-valid driver of the vehicle, at [...]

October 28th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of Christopher Muldrow

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Christopher Muldrow (DOB 12-13-89) for 2 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 2) and 13 counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (Felony 4).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of over 35 years in prison and registration as a Tier II sex offender. Muldrow is accused of soliciting teenage girls for sexually explicit material.  [...]

October 16th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment in cold case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Darris DeVaughn (DOB 3-20-90) and Christopher Whitt (DOB 12-26-85) for the June 7, 2007 murder of John Harris. DeVaughn and Whitt are now charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Murder (Special Felony) and 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1). If convicted of all charges, they face the possibility of life in prison without parole. On June 7, [...]

October 9th, 2020|

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Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, we offer thanks to our fine police and law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm’s way to serve our communities and keep us safe.
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Today, Prosecutor Joe Deters was sworn in for a new, four year term as Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney.

Administering the oath of office was Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph "Ted" Winkler and accompanying Joe on stage to hold the Bible was his daughter Elyse Deters.

Prosecutor Deters commented: “I want to sincerely thank the voters of Hamilton County for again placing their trust in me to continue serving as their county prosecutor. That trust is incredibly humbling, knowing the magnitude that this office holds for the safety and well-being of all county residents. I will continue fighting for justice and helping victims of crime and their families – just as I have for 23 years leading the Prosecutor’s Office.

I want to thank Judge Winkler for swearing me in today and also thank him for the tireless work he does to serve the citizens of Hamilton County.”
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the office, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.
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“Unfortunately death and physical harm at the hands of a person close to the victim is far too common. My hope is that my office and the police will be able to work with the community in the future to help intervene in these situations and prevent further tragedy.”

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters’ comments and further details about the indictment of Desean Brown for the December 5th murder of Nyteisha Lattimore:
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"This case is disturbing because of what happened to this victim but also because Hackett has always worked with vulnerable children and adults. We are concerned that there may be more victims who have not come forward."

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional information on today's indictment of former Talbert House employee Kenneth Hackett for multiple counts of Gross Sexual Imposition:
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