“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.”
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that his office completed its review of the September 6th mass shooting in downtown Cincinnati. The shooting occurred in the Fifth Third Center lobby located on Fountain Square. Prosecutor Deters found that the actions of the Cincinnati Police officers involved in the shooting were justified and that they did not violate any criminal statutes. Prosecutor Deters and his office reviewed all of the video footage of the [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Allen Summers (DOB 1/26/67) for 1 count of Making Terroristic Threats (Felony 3). If convicted of the charge, he faces the possibility of 3 years in prison. Summers was arrested on July 2nd by the Florence KY police department for 1 count of Terroristic Threatening ( KY Misdemeanor 3) for Facebook posts threatening to blow up Hamilton County, OH government buildings. Summers is now [...]
We received numerous complaints concerning drug activity with many police runs to this building. Two dead bodies have been removed from this building in the recent past. Our office worked in conjunction with the Village of North Bend on this matter. We felt this civil nuisance action was our best option. In the very near future, Judge Leslie Ghiz will have a hearing about this action by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hamilton [...]
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, with the assistance of Hamilton County Coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, is launching a review of the tragic death of Kyle Plush, who was a 16-year-old student at Seven Hills. Currently, they are awaiting results of the investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department. Prosecutor Deters commented, “This young man was trapped in the third row bench seat, and it is called asphyxia due to chest compression. We are actively working [...]
Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no criminal charges would be filed in Hamilton County against former University of Cincinnati flute professor Bradley Garner. In early February, the University of Cincinnati forwarded their Title IX investigation to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office for review. That review is now complete and no criminal charges will be filed in Hamilton County. Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank the University of Cincinnati for their [...]
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Comments on Sentencing for Defendant Ke’von Smith
Smith pled to 1 count of Voluntary Manslaughter (F1), 1 count of Felonious Assault (F1) and 1 count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3).
On January 18, 2017 Smith and others entered a residence in the 2200 block of Burnet Avenue and shot 39-year-old Hudson “Alex” Thompson and his 9-year-old daughter Alexandrea “Sissy” Thompson. Another minor child was made to stay on the first floor of the home and threatened with death if they screamed.
Mr. Thompson survived his injuries but Alexandrea died as a result of her wound. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound to the back, perforating her heart.
Today, Judge Sylvia Hendon sentenced Smith to 18 years in prison. Smith is also required to register as a violent offender for life.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank my assistants who handled this case, Dave Prem and David McIlwain. It is tragic that a little girl lost her life due to senseless violence.” ... See MoreSee Less
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 ser...
Today, Deonte Baber, 27, was sentenced to 18 years to life after a jury convicted Baber of two counts of murder with gun specifications, for shooting and killing Jamie Urton in 2017.
The fatal shooting happened on Kenton Street in Walnut Hills after Mr. Urton accidentally hit a 4-year-old boy with his car.
Jamall Killings, 27, the father of the boy struck by the car, also is charged with murder. His trial is not scheduled. He was a one of two witnesses during the trial who identified Baber as the shooter.
Assistant Prosecutors Mike Peck and Ryan Nelson tried the case.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to congratulate my Assistant Prosecutors Mike Peck and Ryan Nelson for a job well done.
This was a sad case. The victim, Mr. Urton, was killed after unintentionally striking a child who ran in front of his car. Unfortunately, Baber decided to act as judge, jury, and executioner when he shot and killed Mr. Urton.” ... See MoreSee Less