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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 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|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Metro bus shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Joshua Ervin (DOB 2/15/89) for the August 17th murder of Neko Larkin.  Ervin is charged with 1 count of Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Larkin was riding home from work at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the North [...]

October 10th, 2019|

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The Hamilton County Prosecutors Office will be closed today in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

We will resume normal hours tomorrow morning. Have a great start to your week!
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This week, Prosecutor Joe Deters presented the newest class of Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys with their official badges.

Please join us in welcoming Brandon Brown, Geoff Pittman, Kate Buffington and Silvia Arieira to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office as members of the office's Family Law and Children's Services Division!
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Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kentucky resident William Brian Blankenship on 3 counts of burglary, 4 counts of rape, 2 counts of kidnapping and 2 counts of gross sexual imposition. He faces life in prison.

All three offenses occurred in the Mt. Washington/Anderson Township area of Hamilton County. The offenses occurred in 1999 and 2001.

The first incident occurred on July 25, 1999. The adult female victim was attacked in her residence in a multi-family apartment building.

The second incident occurred on August 14, 2001. The young female victim was sleeping with friends in a pop up trailer in her driveway. Blankenship took her out of the trailer and carried her into an open field close to her home where he attacked her.

The third incident occurred on October 10, 2001.The teenage female victim was attacked in her bedroom.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost commented, “When the good guys partner old-fashioned police work and innovative technology, the bad guys can’t escape justice - - nice win! Hats off to Joe Deters for pushing the frontiers of justice outward.”

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “This guy is beyond horrible. He is a pig. He raped little girls and we will have no mercy on him. This could be your sister or your daughter. He needs to rot in prison.”
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Last week, Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Scott Heenan represented the citizens of Hamilton County in the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of State of Ohio v. Michael Smith.

The case involves the use of prior acts evidence at trial, a valuable tool used by prosecutors to keep career violent criminals off our streets. The trial jury convicted Smith of multiple counts involving Gross Sexual Imposition and Disseminating Matter Harmful to Children.

Scott Heenan is member of the extremely talented Appellate Division of the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office. He has been an Assistant Prosecutor for nearly seventeen years, during which time he has made numerous appearances before the Ohio Supreme Court. His next appearance there will be on February 25th.

Thank you for your hard work on behalf of our community, Scott!
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