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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 Officer Was Justified In November 30th Officer-Involved Shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed against the officer in the November 30th officer-involved shooting in Colerain Township. North College Hill police officers attempted to execute a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Carrington Shropshire (DOB 9/25/1999).  Shropshire refused to stop the vehicle and led police on a pursuit into Colerain Township.  Officer Zach Elston, with Colerain Township Police Department, picked up the pursuit, but the [...]

February 10th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Opposes Possible Parole Of Linda Couch

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced his opposition to the possible parole of Linda Couch.  Couch is set for a parole hearing in March. Couch was convicted of aggravated murder in the 1984 murder of her husband, Walter.  She was sentenced to life in prison.  Couch shot her husband in the head and then wrapped his body in a rug and buried him in their Price Hill backyard. She enlisted the help of [...]

February 3rd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Rape Indictment against Adonas Hicks

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced two indictments against Adonas Hicks (DOB 7/3/90) for the rape of three individuals.  Hicks is now charged with 6 counts of Rape (Felony 1), 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), and 1 count of Kidnapping (Felony 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Hicks is currently in the Hamilton County Justice Center [...]

January 22nd, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters sworn in today as Hamilton County Prosecutor

Today, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler swore in Joseph T. Deters as Hamilton County Prosecutor.  Mr. Deters, who has served 23 years as Hamilton County Prosecutor, is the longest serving prosecutor in Hamilton County history. Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to sincerely thank the voters of Hamilton County for again placing their trust in me to continue serving as their county prosecutor.  That trust is incredibly humbling, knowing the [...]

January 4th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Indictments in November 2019 shooting at Hampton Inn In Blue Ash

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the following indictments: Jay Antwan Harris (DOB 7/16/97) :  2 counts of Murder (Special Felony), 3 counts of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1), 3 counts of Robbery (Felony 2), 1 count of Aggravated Burglary (Felony 1) and 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2).  All of the counts contain a 3 year gun specification.  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Marvin [...]

December 21st, 2020|

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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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