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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Announces No Charges Likely To Be Filed In Western Hills High School Locker Room Incident

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced it is highly unlikely charges will be filed in the locker room incident at Western Hills University High School. We committed to the mother of the student not to finalize the decision until Friday of this week. On August 30, while inside the locker room, members of the Western Hills football team grabbed another teammate and pulled his pants down. Shortly after, this short video of the [...]

September 15th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the dismissal of the Indictment of Crosley Maceachen

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the dismissal of the indictment against Crosley MacEachen (DOB 10/21/02). MacEachen was previously indicted for one count of Rape (F1), one count of Sexual Battery (F3), and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition (F4). Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented, “Information came to light after MacEachen was indicted that has changed our understanding of this case. This dismissal is not a comment on the guilt or [...]

August 12th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the Murder Indictment of Antonio Wilcox

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Antonio Wilcox (DOB 7/15/84) for the murders of Michelle McDonald and Aaliyah McCoy. Wilcox is charged with one count of Aggravated Murder (SF), one count of Murder (SF), one count of Felonious Assault (F2), one count Involuntary Manslaughter (F1), and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability (F3). If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On [...]

July 23rd, 2021|

Statement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters regarding the July 4th incident at Smale Park

“The situation at Smale Park last night is unacceptable. Two teenagers opened fire on each other in the middle of a densely-populated area of our city where our families regularly gather.  Caught in the cross-fire were 3 innocent victims.  At some point, society needs to discuss the true issues at the root of this behavior.  People may foolishly blame the weapon - but the fact of the matter is, for too long now, society has [...]

July 5th, 2021|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the murder indictment of Leandre Glenn

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the murder indictment of Leandre Glenn (DOB 10/22/99) for the murder of 6-month-old Christopher Walter. Glenn is charged with two counts of Murder (SF), one count of Endangering Children (F2), one count of Carrying Concealed Weapons (F4), and one count of Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle (F4). If convicted on all counts, he faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison. On June 15, [...]

July 2nd, 2021|

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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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