“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.”
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. [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the conviction and sentence of Wilford Jenkins (DOB 11/10/72) for the death of his wife, Huletta. Jenkins was indicted in November 2021 for Murder, Felonious Assault and Tampering with Evidence. He faced a maximum possible sentence of 15-years-to-life in prison. On October 25, 2021, Officers located Jenkins and Huletta in their home, suffering from stab wounds. Investigators determined that Huletta had been stabbed in the chest and [...]
“I was elected to enforce the laws of the State of Ohio. I took an oath that I would do just that. I have repeatedly stated it is dangerous when prosecutors pick and choose what laws they want to enforce. When prosecutors do not follow their oath, it will promote lawlessness and challenge the basic structures of separation of powers.”
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve called on the community to contact the Ohio Parole Board to oppose the release of David Carroll. In 2007, Liz and David Carroll were convicted for the August 2006 murder of their 3- year-old foster son, Marcus Fiesel. On August 4, 2006, prior to leaving town for a family reunion, the Carrolls bound and wrapped Marcus and locked him in a [...]
“We are one step closer to keeping Ohio a safe place to raise our families.” Today, the Ohio General Assembly passed joint resolutions to place on the November ballot a constitutional amendment that would require judges to consider public safety when setting monetary bail. In January, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in DuBose v. McGuffey that judges cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail amounts. As a result of the General Assembly’s passage [...]
Elwood Jones was convicted over 25 years ago for the brutal murder of Rhoda Nathan in the Blue Ash Embassy Suites. Jones has lost every appeal. Now he has asked Judge Wende Cross to grant him a new trial anyway.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office strongly opposes his request. Watch the full video here to learn the truth about Elwood Jones.
"Both of these crimes, on their own. are some of the most heinous facts I have seen. To stab another human that many times is vicious. But to then go on in the same night and violently rape and kidnap a woman is inexplicable."
You can read more facts on today's indictment of Shawn Carter (DOB 5/6/74) for the murder of Andre Dockery and rape of A.W. as well as additional comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters below: ... See MoreSee Less
WATCH: This video, released to the public today, depicts the incident at the Spring Grove Village Kroger that gave rise to today's indictment against Taahviya Chapman (DOB 06/24/98) for multiple charges including Aggravated Murder.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, "What this woman did is sickening. Her total disregard for human life is stunning.
This woman didn't care about the lives she put in danger - including her own 8-month-old child. That level of selfishness is impossible to understand, but we will do everything in our power to ensure she spends the rest of her life in prison. ... See MoreSee Less