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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa A. Powers

As Hamilton County’s Prosecuting Attorney, Melissa Powers currently oversees and manages an office of over 180 employees, which includes assistant prosecuting attorneys and support staff.


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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces the Indictment of Lance Miller

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Lance Miller (DOB 4/3/91) for the August 18 murder of a Westwood mother of two. Miller was indicted for one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Kidnapping (F1), and one count of Abduction (F3). If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility [...]

September 7th, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces indictment in University of Cincinnati dorm rape

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Kadarius Short (DOB 7/17/99) for the August 24, 2023 rape of a University of Cincinnati Freshman in her dorm, as well as two other sexual assaults. Short was indicted for three counts of Sexual Battery (F3), three counts of Rape (F1), one count of Aggravated Burglary (F1), one count of Aggravated Robbery (F1), one count of Robbery (F3), one count of Kidnapping (F1), and one [...]

September 1st, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces the indictment of Brian Karr

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Brian Karr (DOB 8/22/89) for one count of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). Karr was already under indictment for a separate sexual assault in 2022. He was indicted for two counts of Rape (F1), one count of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4), two counts of Sexual Battery (F3), and one count of Felonious Assault (F2). If convicted on all charges for [...]

August 21st, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces the indictment of Brandon Claiborne

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Brandon Claiborne for the July 23, 2023 attack on Cincinnati Police Officer Terry McGuffey. Claiborne (DOB 3/10/89) was indicted for one count of Attempt Murder (F1), two counts of Aggravated Robbery (F1), and two counts of Felonious Assault (F1). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 22-27.5 years in prison. On July 23, 2023, Cincinnati Police received a report of a suspicious person [...]

August 2nd, 2023|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announces the murder indictment of Tyrone Hunter

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Tyrone Hunter for the July 6, 2023 murder of Isis LeShay Roseman. Hunter (DOB 8/1/97) was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Improper Discharge of a Firearm into a Habitation (F2), and Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with parole [...]

August 1st, 2023|

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Prosecutor Melissa Powers and her staff represent the people of Hamilton County Ohio in court.

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Today, two individuals entered pleas of guilty to serious charges in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Tianna Robinson entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Aggravated Murder and was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 30 years.

Andrew Blankenship entered a plea of guilty as charged to all counts in his indictment, including seven counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. At sentencing in April, he will face up to 27 years in prison.
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Today, two individuals entered pleas of guilty to serious charges in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Tianna Robinson entered a plea of guilty to a charge of Aggravated Murder and was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 30 years.

Andrew Blankenship entered a plea of guilty as charged to all counts in his indictment, including seven counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. At sentencing in April, he will face up to 27 years in prison.Image attachment
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