OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - Over the course of a five month investigation, police have arrested 22 individuals in relation to gun violence and drug trafficking in Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati Police worked with law enforcement partners at county, state and federal levels on an investigation that spanned five months and identified 18 offenders associated with acts of violence and drug trafficking networks. This week officers arrested 13 members of this identified criminal organization.
Since the investigation began, officers say that 22 arrests have been made.
An investigation began after Over-the-Rhine experienced an increase in violence last summer. In September, the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) held a "call-in" inviting individuals to participate and warning them that continued criminal activity will bring the full force of the law upon them.
"We are firm in our resolve to keep the CIRV promise," said Assistant Police Chief David Bailey. "This focus on organized violence will continue to be a priority for the Cincinnati Police Department. We will marshal our resources and work with law enforcement partners at all levels to act on that promise. The violence must stop."
Those arrested include:
Isaiah "Ike" Young "Ike", 36, has been charged with three counts of drug trafficking and weapons under disability.
- Robert "John" Lee has been charged with trafficking.
- Keimiko "Waters" Acoff has been charged with trafficking and parole violation and sentenced to three years.
- Robert McClure, 25, has been charged with trafficking. He has been released on bond.
- William Cunningham has been charged with weapons under disability and carrying concealed weapons.
- Demetrius Hynesman has been charged with four counts of drug trafficking.
- Torrence Hall has been charged with two counts of drug trafficking.
- Jason Mincy has been charged with drug trafficking, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
- Jason Fisher has been charged with drug trafficking and drug possession.
- Demetrius White has been charged with trafficking and possession.
- Justin Crutchfield has been charged with trafficking and two counts of aggravated robbery.
- Eric "E" Godfrey has been charged with trafficking.
- Jabriel Chafin, 21, has been charged with trafficking.
- Kenneth Tye, 23, has been charged with carrying concealed weapons and weapons under disability.
- Brandon Hill, 22, has been charged with two counts of drug trafficking.
- Nathaniel "Polo" "Cotti" Mack, 27, has been charged with two counts of drug trafficking and sentenced to 18 months.
- Markeith Ford has been charged with carrying concealed weapons, weapons under disability, tampering and probation violation.
- Alonzo Wright has been charged with trafficking.
- Kenneth "Rock" Fairbanks has been charged with trafficking.