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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces Motions filed to try Juvenile Murder Suspect as an Adult

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the Prosecutor’s Office has filed a Motion for Relinquishment of Jurisdiction to try juvenile A.B. (DOB 7/15/04) as an adult. A.B. has been charged in Juvenile Court with one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), one count of Murder (SF), one count of Aggravated Robbery (F1), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2) and one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3). If A.B. is convicted as an [...]

March 1st, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictments of Amy Rodriguez and Anthony Dangle

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of Amy Rodriguez (DOB 1/17/77) and Anthony Dangle (DOB 7/10/78). Rodriguez was indicted for 11 counts of Child Endangering (F2). If convicted on all counts, she faces a maximum possible sentence of 88 years in prison. Dangle was indicted for 1 count of Child Endangering (F3). If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 3 years in prison. Dangle is the biological father of [...]

February 28th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no charges will be filed in the Colerain Township Road-Rage Shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced no charges will be filed in the Colerain Township road-rage shooting. On January 21, 2022, Colerain Township Police responded to reports of a shooting on Interstate 275 at Blue Rock Road. Upon arrival, police found a Chevrolet Colorado wrecked into the rear of a Sprinter van. Police also found Eric Duke, the driver of the Sprinter van, deceased. Duke was found to have suffered a single gunshot [...]

February 3rd, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Indictment of Tyler Garrett

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Tyler Garrett (DOB 10/21/96) for one count of Aggravated Burglary (F1), one count of Rape (F1), and three counts of Kidnapping (F1). If convicted, Garrett faces a maximum possible sentence of 58 years in prison. On August 14, 2021, the victims were asleep in their home when Garrett entered the home without permission. Garrett entered the living room where T.W. (17 years old) was [...]

January 14th, 2022|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces The Murder Indictment Of Donte Farrier And Shakayla Sams

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictments of Donte Farrier (12/24/02) and Shakayla Sams (DOB 12/9/02) for the death of their 5-month-old-child Casey and abuse of 2-year-old Sir Major.  Farrier and Sams were indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), three counts of Child Endangering (F2), and three counts of Felonious Assault (F2).  If convicted of all charges, Sams and Farrier face a maximum sentence of life in prison. On December 22, [...]

January 3rd, 2022|

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Last night, law enforcement officers arrested Hyde Park Kroger shooter, Kevion Howze, after it was discovered that he was in the possession of two firearms and drugs. Howze, whose bond was reduced under the recent Supreme Court Case Dubose v. McGuffey, was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on 05/09/22 after he posted his reduced bond. At arraignment this morning, Judge Yates set bond on the new charges at $80,000 at 10% ($8,000).

Howze was previously indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for Attempted Murder, Discharge of a Firearm, and Felonious Assault after he chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at him in the parking lot of a Hyde Park Kroger, striking the victim once. Howze’s bond was originally set at $500,000 at 10%, but was reduced to $100,000 at 10% plus EMU (electronic monitoring).

Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: "This violent offender was release from jail because the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled courts cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail. The state legislature has the opportunity today to rectify that. This is why we need HJR2 to pass TODAY to give our judges the ability to keep our communities safe."
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Last night, law enforcement officers arrested Hyde Park Kroger shooter, Kevion Howze, after it was discovered that he was in the possession of two firearms and drugs. Howze, whose bond was reduced under the recent Supreme Court Case Dubose v. McGuffey, was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on 05/09/22 after he posted his reduced bond. At arraignment this morning, Judge Yates set bond on the new charges at $80,000 at 10% ($8,000).

Howze was previously indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury for Attempted Murder, Discharge of a Firearm, and Felonious Assault after he chased after the victim and fired multiple shots at him in the parking lot of a Hyde Park Kroger, striking the victim once. Howze’s bond was originally set at $500,000 at 10%, but was reduced to $100,000 at 10% plus EMU (electronic monitoring).

Prosecutor Joe Deters commented: This violent offender was release from jail because the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled courts cannot consider public safety when setting monetary bail. The state legislature has the opportunity today to rectify that. This is why we need HJR2 to pass TODAY to give our judges the ability to keep our communities safe.

On 05/20/22, a Hamilton County Jury found Darrell Hammonds guilty of 10 counts of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and Mark Hammonds guilty of four counts of Rape (F1) and four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). The victims, all of whom were children at the time of the offenses, were sexually abused in Price Hill between 2010 and 2020 by Darrell and Mark Hammonds. The victims are the biological children of Darrell Hammonds.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters commented, “ I am grateful for the efforts of my assistant prosecutors Elizabeth Polston and Kristen Kueffner, and law enforcement who worked tirelessly to ensure that these victims received justice. I cannot imagine the horrors these children were forced to endure at the hands of adults who were supposed to protect them. I am also thankful for the jurors on this case who heard this disturbing evidence and testimony. ”
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On 05/20/22, a Hamilton County Jury found Darrell Hammonds guilty of 10 counts of Rape (F1) and two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, and Mark Hammonds guilty of four counts of Rape (F1) and four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F3). The victims, all of whom were children at the time of the offenses, were sexually abused in Price Hill between 2010 and 2020 by Darrell and Mark Hammonds. The victims are the biological children of Darrell Hammonds.
 
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters commented, “ I am grateful for the efforts of my assistant prosecutors Elizabeth Polston and Kristen Kueffner, and law enforcement who worked tirelessly to ensure that these victims received justice. I cannot imagine the horrors these children were forced to endure at the hands of adults who were supposed to protect them. I am also thankful for the jurors on this case who heard this disturbing evidence and testimony. ”Image attachment

We’ve lit Prosecutor Joe Deters’ office blue every night this week as part of “Light Ohio Blue,” a week to honor the hard work and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers around the state.

This week, and every week, thank you to the brave men and women of law enforcement in Hamilton County!
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We’ve lit Prosecutor Joe Deters’ office blue every night this week as part of “Light Ohio Blue,” a week to honor the hard work and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers around the state. 

This week, and every week, thank you to the brave men and women of law enforcement in Hamilton County!

Danny White was indicted on multiple charges, including a first degree felony drug trafficking, and given a bond of $1,000 at 10%. He failed to appear in court for his scheduled jury trial on Tuesday. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you can help locate this wanted individual, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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Danny White was indicted on multiple charges, including a first degree felony drug trafficking, and given a bond of $1,000 at 10%. He failed to appear in court for his scheduled jury trial on Tuesday. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you can help locate this wanted individual, please contact Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.
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