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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa A. Powers

As Hamilton County’s Prosecuting Attorney, Melissa Powers currently oversees and manages an office of over 180 employees, which includes assistant prosecuting attorneys and support staff.


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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictment in street takeover incident

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Phillip Alwell (DOB 10/05/04) for the October 15 “street takeover” incident on Route 50 at State Street. Alwell was indicted for one count of Inducing Panic (F4). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Prosecutor’s Office is also seeking forfeiture of Alwell’s vehicle. On October 15, 2023, Alwell and numerous others shut down Route [...]

November 13th, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictment of Ja’nasia Green

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Ja’Nasia Green (DOB 10/6/00) for the death of her 4-month-old baby. Green was indicted on two counts of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), and one count of Endangering Children (F2). If convicted of all charges, Green faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years. Green called 911 on October 25, 2023 at 11:58am to report [...]

November 3rd, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictment in the death of man walking back from FC Cincinnati match

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Lavontez Davis (DOB 9/24/99) for the murder of Jason McKinnon. Davis was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2) and one count of Strangulation (F2). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years. On October 4, 2023, the victim, Jason McKinnon and his wife were walking [...]

October 24th, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Cold Case Murder Indictment

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Robert Stewart for the 2003 murder of Herman Brown. Stewart (DOB 3/28/59) was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF) and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On February 15, 2003, Cincinnati Police were dispatched to 2572 Sarvis Court to conduct a wellness check. The 911 caller reported a strong [...]

October 2nd, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces Indictment of Keith Cruz

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Keith Cruz (DOB 8/29/71). Cruz was indicted for 4 counts of Rape (F1) and 6 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). If convicted on all charges, Cruz faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. From 2011-2015, Cruz sexually assaulted multiple children ranging in age between 4-9 years old. Cruz would gain access to his victims by having romantic relationships with their mothers, or [...]

September 27th, 2023|

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Prosecutor Melissa Powers and her staff represent the people of Hamilton County Ohio in court.

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Today, two individuals entered pleas of guilty to serious charges in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Tianna Robinson entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Aggravated Murder and was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 30 years.

Andrew Blankenship entered a plea of guilty as charged to all counts in his indictment, including seven counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. At sentencing in April, he will face up to 27 years in prison.
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Today, two individuals entered pleas of guilty to serious charges in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Tianna Robinson entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Aggravated Murder and was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 30 years.

Andrew Blankenship entered a plea of guilty as charged to all counts in his indictment, including seven counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. At sentencing in April, he will face up to 27 years in prison.Image attachment
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