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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 indictment against Derrick Owens and Shaunice Dickerson for assault on police officers

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Derrick Owens (DOB 1/21/93) and Shaunice Dickerson (DOB 9/21/93) for the November 29th assault on two Cincinnati Police Officers.  Owens is now indicted on 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 1), 2 counts of Robbery (Felony 2) and 2 counts of Assault on a Peace Officer (Felony 4).  Dickerson is now indicted of 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 1) and 2 counts of [...]

December 5th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in shooting near Northwest High School

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Brian Holmes (DOB 6/22/01) for the 11/21 murder of 25-year-old Rashad Shahid and the felonious assault of D.W.  Holmes is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) and 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2). If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. A juvenile co-defendant had an on-going argument with D.W’s sister.  The juvenile co-defendant, D.W. [...]

November 27th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the indictment of Kadeem Kelley for the overdose death of Hamilton County Justice Center inmate Satwinder Singh

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley (DOB 1/26/92) for 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Felony 1), 1 count of Corrupting Another with Drugs (Felony 2) and 1 count of Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound (Felony 5) in the March 26, 2019 death of Satwinder Singh.  If convicted of the charges, he faces the possibility of 20 years in prison. Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies hold press conference to discuss child pornography cases

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies discussed 9 recent child pornography indictments in Hamilton County. Recently indicted were: Eric Koch B 1905598; Jeremy Collins B 1902925 ; Zachary Courtney B 1905400; Clinton Williams B 1905718; Thomas Thompson B 1905601; Brian Hronek B 1905842; Dana Beasly B 1905846; John Chavies B 1906001; Alex Randolph B 1905999. Koch is charged with 10 counts of Pandering Sexually [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters refers possible extortion of former Bengal to bar associations

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no criminal charges would be filed in the possible extortion of former Bengal Chinedum Ndukwe. On August 24, 2019 an allegation of sexual assault was reported to the Cincinnati Police Department by a former female employee of Chinedum Ndukwe. On September 3rd Mr. Ndukewe received a letter from attorneys in Atlanta and Cincinnati demanding a payment of $10 million to resolve all differences between himself and [...]

October 16th, 2019|

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For National Doctor’s Day, Prosecutor Joe Deters took a minute to check in with his son, Dr. Joey Deters, who is helping lead the COVID-19 ICU for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.

We honor all in our medical profession today, from the family GPs that keep us healthy to the doctors, nurses and health care workers on the front lines of this epidemic battling the Coronavirus. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!
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A note from Prosecutor Joe Deters about the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak:

Friends,

I hope everyone is staying healthy. The safest way we can do that is by complying with the Governor's orders - Governor DeWine has been a national leader on this issue and has provided us with a roadmap to help minimize the spread of this dangerous virus.

At the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, we are taking our own steps to help mitigate the spread of the virus as well:

• We are working remotely to the greatest extent possible, while making sure important work continues. We have embraced new technologies and new, smarter methods of working to allow our attorneys and administrative professionals to accomplish many tasks away from the office.

• We are continuing to cover all of our important cases. Our Grand Jury continues to run daily with new measures in place to embrace social distancing. In all other matters we are required to be present, be it a bond review or an emergency hearing to find safe placement for an at-risk child, we are finding ways to do so safely and securely.

• We are working with the Sheriff to keep inmate numbers under control by agreeing to OR (own recognizance) bonds for non-violent offenders. We are also fighting to keep truly dangerous criminals behind bars and not out in our community during this time of crisis.

Simply put, there is nothing more important than stopping the coronavirus. I am in close contact with county officials at all times to keep our staff - and the public we serve – safe and healthy. If everyone can do their part to stop the spread, we can all return back to life as we knew it as soon as possible.

The situation is evolving in real time so we will keep you updated about any changes to our office procedures.

If you have any questions about a pending case, please contact your prosecutor or victim advocate or call our main number 513-946-3000 during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thanks for all you do and for your commitment to helping stop the spread of this virus.

As we navigate these challenging times, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please stay healthy.

Joe
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office was devastated to learn about the passing of Springdale Police Officer Kaia Grant last night.

The thoughts and prayers of our entire office are with Officer Grant’s family, her friends and her fellow officers in the Springdale Police Department.
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Last night, Prosecutor Joe Deters made the following statement on Twitter, following conversations with Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost:

"In the unprecedented situation we find ourselves, there is no room for scamming or price gouging.

I have spoken to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and we have agreed that any such offenses identified by the AG’s Consumer Protection Division will be referred to my office for prosecution.

If you have information about scams, price gouging or people trying to take advantage of others, please call my office at 513-946-3000 or call the AG’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-282-0515.

We *will* prosecute anyone found to be doing this to the fullest extent of the law."
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COVID-19 Update: The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office remains open for business during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Although we are allowing most employees to work remotely, all Assistant Prosecutors and support staff continue to monitor e-mail, phone messages and court correspondence regarding ongoing cases. Court rooms remain staffed for all emergency proceedings, and our Grand Jury continues to operate daily.

We are committed to keeping our justice system operating while also maintaining a safe environment for everyone.
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