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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 murder indictment for Joshua Gibson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Joshua Gibson (DOB 01/26/1987) for the August 24th murder of Page Ashly Loree Jones.  Gibson is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) with gun specifications and 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges, he faces 18 years to life in prison. On August 24th at approximately 10:00 p.m. Gibson drove into a parking lot [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters comments on the passing of retired Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the passing of much respected Retired Court of Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler, Sr. “Judge Ralph Winkler was one of the pillars of the Hamilton County criminal justice system, serving 22 years on the bench.  His dedication to victims of crime was groundbreaking and an inspiration to me.  He was respected as a fair and impartial jurist, known for his very dry sense of humor.  He [...]

September 4th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces the indictment of Orlando Fonesca Rodriguez for disseminating material harmful to juveniles and public indecency

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Orlando Fonesca Rodriguez for 10 counts of Disseminating Material Harmful to Juveniles (Felony 4) and 3 counts of Public Indecency (Misdemeanor 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 15 years in prison. Rodriguez is charged with exposing himself to 2 young victims under the age of 13 and also for showing them pornographic videos.  This occurred in his home in [...]

August 28th, 2020|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment of Ricardo Meadows and Ryan Stoll for felonious assault, aggravated robbery and kidnapping

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Ricardo Meadows (DOB 10/20/97) and Ryan Stoll (DOB 8/28/97).  Meadows is now indicted on 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2) with gun specifications, 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1) with gun specifications and 1 count of Kidnapping (Felony 1) with gun specifications.   If convicted of all charges, he faces in excess of 25 years in prison.  Stoll is now indicted for 2 [...]

August 28th, 2020|

Hamilton County Proescutor Joseph T. Deters thanks Hamilton County citizens who recently served as jurors.

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters thanked the Hamilton County citizens who recently served as jurors in the Hamilton County Municipal Court and the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. One case was in front of Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Curt Kissinger and the other case was in front of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jody Luebbers. Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank the citizens of Hamilton County who recently [...]

August 27th, 2020|

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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The office will re-open for normal business on Tuesday morning.
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Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, we offer thanks to our fine police and law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm’s way to serve our communities and keep us safe.
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Today, Prosecutor Joe Deters was sworn in for a new, four year term as Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney.

Administering the oath of office was Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph "Ted" Winkler and accompanying Joe on stage to hold the Bible was his daughter Elyse Deters.

Prosecutor Deters commented: “I want to sincerely thank the voters of Hamilton County for again placing their trust in me to continue serving as their county prosecutor. That trust is incredibly humbling, knowing the magnitude that this office holds for the safety and well-being of all county residents. I will continue fighting for justice and helping victims of crime and their families – just as I have for 23 years leading the Prosecutor’s Office.

I want to thank Judge Winkler for swearing me in today and also thank him for the tireless work he does to serve the citizens of Hamilton County.”
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office will be closed today.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff of the office, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.
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“Unfortunately death and physical harm at the hands of a person close to the victim is far too common. My hope is that my office and the police will be able to work with the community in the future to help intervene in these situations and prevent further tragedy.”

Read more of Prosecutor Joe Deters’ comments and further details about the indictment of Desean Brown for the December 5th murder of Nyteisha Lattimore:
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