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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Murder Indictment of Youssouf Niangane

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Youssouf Niangane (DOB 10/30/03). Niangane was indicted for two counts of Aggravated Murder (SF) and one count of Aggravated Robbery (F1). If convicted on all charges, Niangane faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On April 6, 2022, Niangane and Ali Coulter (DOB 1/7/02) conspired to rob the victim, Christian Jones. Niangane and Coulter arranged to have the victim provide them with [...]

April 14th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictment of Kevion Howze

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kevion Howze (DOB 11/03/98) for one count of Attempted Murder (F1), one count of Discharge of a Firearm on or Near a Prohibited Premises (F2) and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted, Howze faces a maximum possible sentence of 22 years in prison. On March 25, 2022, in the middle of the day, the victim and Howze were at the Hyde Park [...]

April 13th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Murder Indictments of two Juvenile Offenders

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of Denerick Williams (DOB 4/8/05) and Tayvon Coffee (DOB 4/5/04) for the murder of 16- year-old Galevon Beauchamp. Williams was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Receiving Stolen Property (F4), two counts of Having Weapons Under Disability (F3), and one count of Escape (F3). Coffee was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF) one count [...]

April 11th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Rape Indictment of Mouthaz Abass

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Mouthaz Abass (DOB 12/27/89). Abass was indicted for fifteen counts of Rape (F1), two counts of Endangering Children (F3/F2), one count of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor (F2), and Illegal Use of a Minor or Impaired Person in a Nudity-Oriented Material of Performance (F2). If convicted on all charges, Abass faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. Between the dates [...]

April 11th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters And Common Pleas Judge Megan E. Shanahan Testify In Front Of The House Criminal Justice Committee On House Joint Resolution 2

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Common Pleas Judge Megan E. Shanahan testified in front of the House Criminal Justice Committee in support of House Joint Resolution 2. In January, the Ohio Supreme Court decided that courts cannot consider safety of the community when setting bail. This joint resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the House and Senate, would place on the ballot language to amend the Ohio constitution to ensure judges can [...]

April 5th, 2022|

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Last night, law enforcement officers arrested Hyde Park Kroger shooter, Kevion Howze, after it was discovered that he was in the possession of two firearms and drugs. Howze, whose bond was reduced under the recent Supreme Court Case Dubose v. McGuffey, was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on 05/09/22 after he posted his reduced bond. At arraignment this morning, Judge Yates set bond on the new charges at $80,000 at 10% ($8,000).

Howze was previously indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for Attempted Murder, Discharge of a Firearm, and Felonious Assault after he chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at him in the parking lot of a Hyde Park Kroger, striking the victim once. Howze’s bond was originally set at $500,000 at 10%, but was reduced to $100,000 at 10% plus EMU (electronic monitoring).

Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: "This violent offender was release from jail because the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled courts cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail. The state legislature has the opportunity today to rectify that. This is why we need HJR2 to pass TODAY to give our judges the ability to keep our communities safe."
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Last night, law enforcement officers arrested Hyde Park Kroger shooter, Kevion Howze, after it was discovered that he was in the possession of two firearms and drugs. Howze, whose bond was reduced under the recent Supreme Court Case Dubose v. McGuffey, was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on 05/09/22 after he posted his reduced bond. At arraignment this morning, Judge Yates set bond on the new charges at $80,000 at 10% ($8,000).

Howze was previously indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for Attempted Murder, Discharge of a Firearm, and Felonious Assault after he chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at him in the parking lot of a Hyde Park Kroger, striking the victim once. Howze’s bond was originally set at $500,000 at 10%, but was reduced to $100,000 at 10% plus EMU (electronic monitoring).

Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: This violent offender was release from jail because the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled courts cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail. The state legislature has the opportunity today to rectify that. This is why we need HJR2 to pass TODAY to give our judges the ability to keep our communities safe.

On 05/20/22, a Hamilton County Jury found Darrell Hammonds guilty of 10 counts of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and Mark Hammonds guilty of four counts of Rape (F1) and four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). The victims, all of whom were children at the time of the offenses, were sexually abused in Price Hill between 2010 and 2020 by Darrell and Mark Hammonds. The victims are the biological children of Darrell Hammonds.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters commented, “ I am grateful for the efforts of my assistant prosecutors Elizabeth Polston and Kristen Kueffner, and law enforcement who worked tirelessly to ensure that these victims received justice. I cannot imagine the horrors these children were forced to endure at the hands of adults who were supposed to protect them. I am also thankful for the jurors on this case who heard this disturbing evidence and testimony. ”
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On 05/20/22, a Hamilton County Jury found Darrell Hammonds guilty of 10 counts of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and Mark Hammonds guilty of four counts of Rape (F1) and four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). The victims, all of whom were children at the time of the offenses, were sexually abused in Price Hill between 2010 and 2020 by Darrell and Mark Hammonds. The victims are the biological children of Darrell Hammonds.
 
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters commented, “ I am grateful for the efforts of my assistant prosecutors Elizabeth Polston and Kristen Kueffner, and law enforcement who worked tirelessly to ensure that these victims received justice. I cannot imagine the horrors these children were forced to endure at the hands of adults who were supposed to protect them. I am also thankful for the jurors on this case who heard this disturbing evidence and testimony. ”Image attachment

We’ve lit Prosecutor Joe Deters’ office blue every night this week as part of “Light Ohio Blue,” a week to honor the hard work and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers around the state.

This week, and every week, thank you to the brave men and women of law enforcement in Hamilton County!
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We’ve lit Prosecutor Joe Deters’ office blue every night this week as part of “Light Ohio Blue,” a week to honor the hard work and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers around the state. 

This week, and every week, thank you to the brave men and women of law enforcement in Hamilton County!

Danny White was indicted on multiple charges, including a first degree felony drug trafficking, and given a bond of $1,000 at 10%. He failed to appear in court for his scheduled jury trial on Tuesday. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you can help locate this wanted individual, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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Danny White was indicted on multiple charges, including a first degree felony drug trafficking, and given a bond of $1,000 at 10%. He failed to appear in court for his scheduled jury trial on Tuesday. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you can help locate this wanted individual, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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