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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 no charges in Glenway Avenue Pony Keg shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed in the January 23rd shooting at the Glenway Pony Keg located at 4931 Glenway Avenue. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on January 23rd Cincinnati Police were dispatched to 4931 Glenway Avenue regarding a robbery and shooting. When the police arrived, they located James Douglas deceased at the scene. Douglas was wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask. He had been shot [...]

February 7th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Satwinder P. Singh (DOB 9/30/87) for the December 30th crash that killed Dameon Turner, Jr. Singh has been indicted on 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (Felony 2) and 1 count of Failure to Stop after an Accident (Felony 3). If convicted of all charges, Singh faces the possibility of 14 years in prison. On December [...]

January 9th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no criminal charges in Kyle Plush matter

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that his investigation into the April 10th death of Kyle Plush is now concluded and no action will be taken by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Deters commented, “My sympathy goes out to the Plush family on the loss of Kyle. It is impossible to imagine the pain that they must feel over his untimely death. My office has thoroughly reviewed the Cincinnati Police Department and [...]

November 15th, 2018|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco and Springfield Township Police Chief Rob Browder urge voters to vote no on Issue 1.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco and Springfield Township Police Chief and President of the Hamilton County Police Chief’s Association joined together in a press conference to urge voters to vote no on Issue 1. Issue 1, if passed, would amend the Ohio constitution to reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs. A copy of the ballot language and [...]

October 15th, 2018|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters sponsors survive institute self-defense training

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters partnered with the Survive Institute to sponsor a Self-Defense Training for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. today at the School for Creative & Performing Arts (“SCPA”) – Mayerson Auditorium. Debbie Garnder founded the Survive Institute in 1981. Debbie and Mike (husband) are two of the most respected experts in the world when it comes to teaching self-defense that works. Their speaking [...]

September 20th, 2018|

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Comments on Sentencing for Defendant Ke’von Smith

Smith pled to 1 count of Voluntary Manslaughter (F1), 1 count of Felonious Assault (F1) and 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3).

On January 18, 2017 Smith and others entered a residence in the 2200 block of Burnet Avenue and shot 39-year-old Hudson “Alex” Thompson and his 9-year-old daughter Alexandrea “Sissy” Thompson. Another minor child was made to stay on the first floor of the home and threatened with death if they screamed.

Mr. Thompson survived his injuries but Alexandrea died as a result of her wound. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound to the back, perforating her heart.

Today, Judge Sylvia Hendon sentenced Smith to 18 years in prison. Smith is also required to register as a violent offender for life.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank my assistants who handled this case, Dave Prem and David McIlwain. It is tragic that a little girl lost her life due to senseless violence.”
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Today, Deonte Baber, 27, was sentenced to 18 years to life after a jury convicted Baber of two counts of murder with gun specifications, for shooting and killing Jamie Urton in 2017.

The fatal shooting happened on Kenton Street in Walnut Hills after Mr. Urton accidentally hit a 4-year-old boy with his car.

Jamall Killings, 27, the father of the boy struck by the car, also is charged with murder. His trial is not scheduled. He was a one of two witnesses during the trial who identified Baber as the shooter.

Assistant Prosecutors Mike Peck and Ryan Nelson tried the case.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to congratulate my Assistant Prosecutors Mike Peck and Ryan Nelson for a job well done.

This was a sad case. The victim, Mr. Urton, was killed after unintentionally striking a child who ran in front of his car. Unfortunately, Baber decided to act as judge, jury, and executioner when he shot and killed Mr. Urton.”
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