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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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“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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Statement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters concerning the recent United States Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

“I was elected to enforce the laws of the State of Ohio. I took an oath that I would do just that. I have repeatedly stated it is dangerous when prosecutors pick and choose what laws they want to enforce. When prosecutors do not follow their oath, it will promote lawlessness and challenge the basic structures of separation of powers.”

June 27th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Clermont County Prosecutor Mark Tekulve call on the community to oppose parole for David Carroll

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Clermont County Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve called on the community to contact the Ohio Parole Board to oppose the release of David Carroll. In 2007, Liz and David Carroll were convicted for the August 2006 murder of their 3- year-old foster son, Marcus Fiesel. On August 4, 2006, prior to leaving town for a family reunion, the Carrolls bound and wrapped Marcus and locked him in a [...]

June 14th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on the passage of Hjr2/Sjr5

  “We are one step closer to keeping Ohio a safe place to raise our families.” Today, the Ohio General Assembly passed joint resolutions to place on the November ballot a constitutional amendment that would require judges to consider public safety when setting monetary bail. In January, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in DuBose v. McGuffey that judges cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail amounts. As a result of the General Assembly’s passage [...]

May 25th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictment of Benjamin Wood

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Benjamin Wood (DOB 01/07/92). Wood was indicted for two counts of Inducing Panic (F4). If convicted on all charges, Wood faces the maximum possible sentence of 18 months in prison. On May 17, 2022, the Cincinnati Police Department was contacted by officials at the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office regarding concerning statements about Proctor & Gamble by Wood – including a statement that he was [...]

May 20th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Indictment in 2013 Cold Case Murder

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Aleksey Koloskov (DOB 10/08/86). Koloskov was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), Felonious Assault (F2), and Tampering with Evidence (F3). If convicted on all charges, Koloskov faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. In 2013, a maintenance crew worker informed police that he saw what he thought was a body near a wood line alongside I-75 in Kenton County, Kentucky. Due [...]

May 9th, 2022|

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Joseph T. Deters and his assistants represent the people and government agencies of Hamilton County.

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The Office of the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff, we wish you a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving. We also give special thanks to our active duty military, police, fire, and other first responders who are unable to be with their families this evening.

The office will resume normal operating hours on Monday.
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The Office of the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff, we wish you a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving. We also give special thanks to our active duty military, police, fire, and other first responders who are unable to be with their families this evening.

The office will resume normal operating hours on Monday.

The following individuals were charged recently with failing to comply with their legally mandated sex offender registration requirements.

If convicted, each faces a felony charge that could result in a new prison term.
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The following individuals were charged recently with failing to comply with their legally mandated sex offender registration requirements.

If convicted, each faces a felony charge that could result in a new prison term.

Please join us in congratulating Chief Assistant Prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid, who was certified today as the winner in the November election for Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge.

Prosecutor Joe Deters stated: "Stacey will be fantastic addition to our local bench and a voice of sensibility in our juvenile justice system."
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Jvonnie Chandler is currently wanted by police for committing a murder while out on bond for two prior felonies.

While evading capture from the police earlier this month, he caused a serious car accident before fleeing on foot following a SWAT standoff.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jvonnie Chandler, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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Jvonnie Chandler is currently wanted by police for committing a murder while out on bond for two prior felonies.

While evading capture from the police earlier this month, he caused a serious car accident before fleeing on foot following a SWAT standoff.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jvonnie Chandler, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.Image attachment

Prosecutor Joe Deters addresses the media regarding the 1978 Cold Case Murder of Cheryl Thompson.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ralph Howell (DOB 1/16/50) for the rape and murder of Cheryl Thompson in 1978.

Howell was killed in an automobile accident in 1985.

Howell was posthumously indicted for one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), and one count of Rape (F1).

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “The tireless work of the Loveland Police Department and BCI should be commended. They never stopped searching for Cheryl Thompson’s killer. And now, over 40 years later, Cheryl’s family has closure.

I have prosecuted multiple serial killers in my time as Prosecutor. My office firmly believes he is another. If you have any information about Ralph Howell or a similar, unsolved homicide – please call BCI”
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