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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 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell (DOB 7/24/84).  Howell is currently charged with 11 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 11 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor (Felony 3) and 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces multiple mandatory life sentences and life time sex offender registration because some victims were under 10 years of age when [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Jamal Rashid

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Jamal Rashid (DOB 10/08/84) for 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony),  3 counts of Aggravated Arson (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Arson (Felony 2), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Arson (Felony 4).  If convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 18 years- life in prison. On November 19, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Cincinnati [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson (DOB 7/28/98).  All five counts are felonies of the first degree and, if convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 55 years in prison. If convicted, he would also have to register as a sex offender for life. Henderson is charged with raping the 12-year-old victim multiple times during 2019.   Henderson and the child were family acquaintances [...]

September 14th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Joshua Gibson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Joshua Gibson (DOB 01/26/1987) for the August 24th murder of Page Ashly Loree Jones.  Gibson is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) with gun specifications and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces 18 years to life in prison. On August 24th at approximately 10:00 p.m. Gibson drove into a parking lot [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on the passing of retired Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the passing of much respected Retired Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr. “Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench.  His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me.  He was respected as a fair and impartial jurist, known for his very dry sense of humor.  He [...]

September 4th, 2020|

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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Joe Deters and the entire staff of the office, we wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving — especially those serving in our military, law enforcement and first responders who cannot be home with their families today.
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The Hamilton County Prosecutors Office will be closed today in observation of Veterans Day.

We honor all of those who have worn the uniform and served to defend this great nation.
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of attorney Steven R. Adams, former Assistant Prosecutor.

Prosecutor Joe Deters stated: “This morning the Cincinnati area lost a great attorney. He was an even better father and friend.

Steven R. Adams was unforgettable. My prayers are with his wife and children. May God rest his soul.”
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“This young officer initiated what he had every reason to believe would be a routine traffic stop. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Barnes had a long record and did not want to go back to prison. Knowing that the officer would arrest him, Barnes tried to kill the officer. Fortunately, Barnes’ shot missed and the officer was not injured. The officer took quick action to save his own life and, most likely, saved the lives of other innocent people.

We must never underestimate the danger that the police face every day with every interaction. Every officer wants to do their job to the best of their ability to keep their community safe but they also want to make it home to their family.”

Read the full release from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office today announcing that no charges will be filed in the October 20th officer involved shooting that occurred in Elmwood Place:
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Today the Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters will conduct a virtual press conference using Zoom to discuss the Elmwood Police Officer Involved Shooting. ... See MoreSee Less

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