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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment In Felonious Assault Of 1 Year Old Child In Queensgate

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Robert Fogle for one count of Child Endangering (F2) and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 8 years in prison. Two other individuals, Mary Hensley and Kayla Dragston (the child’s mother) were also indicted. Mary Hensley has been indicted for one count of Child Endangering (F3) and one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments (M2). [...]

March 26th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Indictment in Madeira Beverage Homicide

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment against Lamond Johnson (DOB 1/27/86) for the February murder of Roop Gupta, the owner of Madeira Beverage.  Johnson is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (SF), 1 count of Murder (SF), 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery (F1), 1 count of Robbery (F3), 1 count of Felonious Assault (F2), 1 count of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer (F1), 2 counts of Weapons Under Disability [...]

March 17th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment Of Former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced an indictment against Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 8 counts of Rape and 8 counts of Sexual Battery.  If convicted on all charges, he faces the possibility of 88 years in prison. Pecord is currently being held on bond in the Hamilton County Justice Center. Pecord is charged with raping the victim while the victim was unconscious, and unable to consent due to intoxication. Hamilton County Prosecutor [...]

March 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Comments On Dashawn Tye

On December 9, 2020, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office announced that no charges would be filed in the November 19, 2020 shooting at the Mages Grocery store located at 3316 Glenway Avenue. Since then, Fanon Rucker, a civil attorney representing the family of Dashawn Tye, has made numerous, false statements regarding this decision. Prosecutor Deters commented, “It is unfortunate that politics has to enter every aspect of public life.  It is even more disappointing that [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Death Penalty Indictment Against Desean Brown For The Murders Of Nyteisha And Nylo Lattimore

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a death penalty indictment against Desean Brown (DOB 1/10/00) for the December murders of 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore and his mother Nyteisha Lattimore. Brown is now charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Murder with death penalty specifications, 1 count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (F5), and 1 count of Tampering with Evidence (F3). Brown was previously charged for killing his girlfriend and Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore on [...]

February 24th, 2021|

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This week is “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” where we honor the people who answer the calls to 911 and other emergency services to help keep us all safe. On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, thank you to everyone in this important field! ... See MoreSee Less
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"The violence perpetrated by and on young men in our city is out of control. And we must get a handle on it quickly to stop the cycle of trauma and victimization. Our communities cannot thrive if there are people in them causing this kind of chaos."Read more comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac as well as additional facts on yesterday's indictment of Carl Godfrey, Jason Gray, Mario Gordon, Conn Inabnitt and M.T. (a fourteen year old male juvenile) for a series of connected murders, including several murders for hire. ... See MoreSee Less
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"There are many reasons why domestic violence victims refuse to cooperate with the process – which can make these cases difficult to prosecute. But it is important, not only to our victims, but for the safety of the community, that when we can proceed without the victim, we do so.”Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on the recent conviction of Douglas Ford for a Domestic Violence incident that occurred on December 13, 2020: ... See MoreSee Less
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"I can think of no greater evil in this world than seriously injuring an innocent little kid. I am thankful that law enforcement was able to intervene before something even worse happened."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on the indictment issued today against Robert Fogle for one count of Child Endangering and one count of Felonious Assault: ... See MoreSee Less
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"My thoughts are with Mr. Gupta’s family, and the entire Madeira community. And, I am thankful to the Cincinnati Police Department, the Madeira Police Department, and the ATF for the work they put into putting an end to this crime spree."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments and additional facts on today's murder indictment of Lamond Johnson for the February killing of Roop Gupta, the owner of Madeira Beverage. ... See MoreSee Less
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