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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 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 23 count indictment against Nicholas Howell (DOB 7/24/84).  Howell is currently charged with 11 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 11 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor (Felony 3) and 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces multiple mandatory life sentences and life time sex offender registration because some victims were under 10 years of age when [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Jamal Rashid

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Jamal Rashid (DOB 10/08/84) for 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony),  3 counts of Aggravated Arson (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Arson (Felony 2), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and 1 count of Arson (Felony 4).  If convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 18 years- life in prison. On November 19, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Cincinnati [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced a 5 count rape indictment against Tevin Henderson (DOB 7/28/98).  All five counts are felonies of the first degree and, if convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility of 55 years in prison. If convicted, he would also have to register as a sex offender for life. Henderson is charged with raping the 12-year-old victim multiple times during 2019.   Henderson and the child were family acquaintances [...]

September 14th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces murder indictment for Joshua Gibson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Joshua Gibson (DOB 01/26/1987) for the August 24th murder of Page Ashly Loree Jones.  Gibson is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) with gun specifications and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces 18 years to life in prison. On August 24th at approximately 10:00 p.m. Gibson drove into a parking lot [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on the passing of retired Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the passing of much respected Retired Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr. “Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench.  His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me.  He was respected as a fair and impartial jurist, known for his very dry sense of humor.  He [...]

September 4th, 2020|

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“This young officer initiated what he had every reason to believe would be a routine traffic stop. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Barnes had a long record and did not want to go back to prison. Knowing that the officer would arrest him, Barnes tried to kill the officer. Fortunately, Barnes’ shot missed and the officer was not injured. The officer took quick action to save his own life and, most likely, saved the lives of other innocent people.

We must never underestimate the danger that the police face every day with every interaction. Every officer wants to do their job to the best of their ability to keep their community safe but they also want to make it home to their family.”

Read the full release from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office today announcing that no charges will be filed in the October 20th officer involved shooting that occurred in Elmwood Place:
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Today the Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters will conduct a virtual press conference using Zoom to discuss the Elmwood Police Officer Involved Shooting. ... See MoreSee Less

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"We are concerned that there may be more victims of Muldrow who have not come forward. We urge anyone with information about this case to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Regional Electronics and Computer Investigation Section at 513-352-3673."

Read more about today's indictment of Christopher Muldrow for multiple counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor as well as additional comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters:
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Every night during the month of October, Prosecutor Joe Deters will be joining Marsy's Law for Ohio and the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center's "Purple Lights at Home" campaign by lighting his office (on the 8th Floor of 230 E. 9th Street) purple.

Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: "I have fought for victims my entire career, and I am proud to have been an early supporter of Marsy's Law and the Victim's Bill of Rights. Earlier this year, we launched a unit within the office dedicated to prosecuting crimes of violence against women, children and domestic partners. As long as I am prosecutor, we will continue to seek justice for victims and fight back against the scourge of domestic violence."
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"I commend the Cincinnati Police Department for their hard work and dedication to this case.

Although the crime happened in 2007, the police never forgot about Mr. Harris’s murder and continued to work hard to solve the case. Thanks to improvements in technology, CPD was able to develop a lead that resulted in the indictment today of these 2 defendants."

See the attached release for additional details and comments from Prosecutor Joe Deters on the indictments from this past Friday of Darris DeVaughn and Christopher Whitt for the 2007 murder of John Harris:
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