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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Issues Statement On Planned Highway Protest

Regarding the “Patriot Shutdown” protests planned for September 27, 2021, Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented: “My office has learned there are plans to shut down the highways, nationwide, on Monday to protest vaccine mandates. I want to be perfectly clear. Anyone who attempts to shut down the highways in Hamilton County will be removed from their vehicles, charged with felony Disrupting Public Services, and they will go to jail. To those who claim to be [...]

September 25th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces No Charges In Shooting Death Of Cierra Allen

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed in the September 11, 2021 shooting death of Cierra Allen. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Ms. Allen and the shooter were involved in a physical altercation at a Youth Football event. When the physical altercation ended, the shooter left the scene and returned to the shooter’s home. Several hours later, Ms. Allen was on the shooter’s doorstep banging on the door. [...]

September 21st, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces No Charges Likely To Be Filed In Western Hills High School Locker Room Incident

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced it is highly unlikely charges will be filed in the locker room incident at Western Hills University High School. We committed to the mother of the student not to finalize the decision until Friday of this week. On August 30, while inside the locker room, members of the Western Hills football team grabbed another teammate and pulled his pants down. Shortly after, this short video of the [...]

September 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the dismissal of the Indictment of Crosley Maceachen

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the dismissal of the indictment against Crosley MacEachen (DOB 10/21/02). MacEachen was previously indicted for one count of Rape (F1), one count of Sexual Battery (F3), and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4). Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “Information came to light after MacEachen was indicted that has changed our understanding of this case. This dismissal is not a comment on the guilt or [...]

August 12th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Murder Indictment of Antonio Wilcox

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Antonio Wilcox (DOB 7/15/84) for the murders of Michelle McDonald and Aaliyah McCoy. Wilcox is charged with one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), one count of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), one count Involuntary Manslaughter (F1), and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability (F3). If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On [...]

July 23rd, 2021|

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Here is the latest "Weekly Rap Sheet" update. We hope you find these helpful as a way to stay informed about what is happening in our local justice system! ... See MoreSee Less
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Prosecutor Joe Deters: "This is not the first case where individuals charged with violent felonies have had their bail posted by 'The Bail Project.' Well-intentioned people support this organization with the belief they are helping low-level offenders, but that is not the case. This organization is disastrous for our community." ... See MoreSee Less
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Bail reform advocates like to claim that the only purpose of bail is ensuring the defendant returns to court. Don't be fooled.Judges are required by law to consider the safety of our community when setting bond on criminal defendants. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, Geoff Drew pleaded guilty as charged to all nine counts of Rape (F1) in his indictment. He was given a prison sentence of seven years, which he will begin serving immediately. He will also be required to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life.Prosecutor Joe Deters echoes the words spoken in court today by the victim's wife: "No amount of time is enough, but no amount of time will make it go away. This plea is bigger than jail time - because the words came out of your mouth that you are guilty."If you or someone you know was abused by Geoff Drew, please contact the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office at (513)-946-3000. ... See MoreSee Less
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Prosecutor Joe Deters: "The bond of a dangerous felon is important. The criminal who killed those innocent people at the Waukesha Christmas parade was out on just $1,000 bond from his felony charges. Now in Hamilton County, we have a defendant with a manslaughter conviction on his record, caught carrying a firearm while fleeing from the police, and now back out for that same low bond amount. It’s more important than ever that we pay attention to who is being let back out onto our streets. Our lives, and the lives of our loved ones, might depend on it." ... See MoreSee Less
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