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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 Domestic Violence Conviction of Douglas Ford

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the conviction of Douglas Ford for Domestic Violence (F3). At sentencing, Ford will face a maximum punishment of 3 years in prison. On December 13, 2020, Mt. Healthy police responded to the scene on Perry Street for reports made by the victim’s children of domestic trouble. When the officer approached the residence, she heard Ford tell the victim, “Are you ready to die, bitch?” The officer immediately [...]

March 29th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment In Felonious Assault Of 1 Year Old Child In Queensgate

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Robert Fogle for one count of Child Endangering (F2) and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 8 years in prison. Two other individuals, Mary Hensley and Kayla Dragston (the child’s mother) were also indicted. Mary Hensley has been indicted for one count of Child Endangering (F3) and one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments (M2). [...]

March 26th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces Indictment in Madeira Beverage Homicide

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment against Lamond Johnson (DOB 1/27/86) for the February murder of Roop Gupta, the owner of Madeira Beverage.  Johnson is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (SF), 1 count of Murder (SF), 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery (F1), 1 count of Robbery (F3), 1 count of Felonious Assault (F2), 1 count of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer (F1), 2 counts of Weapons Under Disability [...]

March 17th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Indictment Of Former Loveland Police Officer Anthony Pecord

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced an indictment against Anthony Pecord (DOB 10/15/72) for 8 counts of Rape and 8 counts of Sexual Battery.  If convicted on all charges, he faces the possibility of 88 years in prison. Pecord is currently being held on bond in the Hamilton County Justice Center. Pecord is charged with raping the victim while the victim was unconscious, and unable to consent due to intoxication. Hamilton County Prosecutor [...]

March 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Comments On Dashawn Tye

On December 9, 2020, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office announced that no charges would be filed in the November 19, 2020 shooting at the Mages Grocery store located at 3316 Glenway Avenue. Since then, Fanon Rucker, a civil attorney representing the family of Dashawn Tye, has made numerous, false statements regarding this decision. Prosecutor Deters commented, “It is unfortunate that politics has to enter every aspect of public life.  It is even more disappointing that [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

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“This woman was executed by Wilcox, knowing she was 8 1⁄2 months pregnant. She was treated like garbage and so was the baby.This is pathetic, unacceptable, and obscene.”Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters’ comments, as well as additional details on today’s indictment of Antonio Wilcox (DOB 7/15/84) for the murders of Michelle McDonald and Aaliyah McCoy, below: ... See MoreSee Less
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“It has been three years since this young man was gunned down. The Cincinnati Homicide Unit never gave up on finding his killer. We should all be proud to live in a city with such a dedicated police force."Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters' comments as well as additional facts on today's indictment against Eric Johnson (DOB 8/18/97) for the 2018 murder of Thomas Maul. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of retired Judge Norbert Nadel. Judge Nadel served the citizens of Hamilton County for decades as both a judge and, later, as our county recorder. Prosecutor Joe Deters stated this weekend: “Judge Norbert Nadel was an incredible judge and an even better person. Our entire legal community is going to feel this loss.My deepest sympathy to his wife Linnea and his entire family. He was one of a kind and will be missed.” ... See MoreSee Less
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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters issued the following statement today:"We are declaring war on illegal guns and gun violence in Cincinnati.I have directed all Assistant Prosecutors in my office that, effective immediately, there will be zero plea bargaining on any cases involving gun violence or possession of illegal guns.It is time for this nonsense to end." ... See MoreSee Less
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