Criminal Division

The Prosecutor's Office is most commonly known for its aggressive handling of felonies. Felonies are crimes that are punished by more than one year in jail or prison, such as rape, robbery, burglary, and murder. Nine assistant prosecuting attorneys are assigned to handle these cases: Steven Knippen, John Arnold, Kirsten Brandt, Christopher Delnicki, Cynthia Ellison, Derek Faulkner, Amy Gill, Karl Harris, Carrie Heisele, Teresa Hiett, and Travis Vieux. Each attorney is responsible for handling all aspects of felony prosecutions - from arraignment to trial and sentencing.


In addition to prosecuting felonies in the Court of Common Pleas, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office defends convictions that have been appealed to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals and to the Ohio Supreme Court. Responsibilities in the appellate area include researching the law, writing "briefs" (written arguments of law and fact), and oral arguments before the Court. One assistant prosecuting attorney is assigned to handle these cases: Kirsten Brandt.



Steven Knippen, First Assistant Prosecutor
Steven Knippen
First Assistant Prosecutor
Telephone: 513-695-1325
John Arnold, Assistant Prosecutor Kirsten Brandt, Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Delnecki, Assistant Prosecutor Cynthia Ellison, Assistant Prosecutor Amy Gill, Assistant Prosecutor
John Arnold
Assistant Prosecutor
Kirsten Brandt
Assistant Prosecutor
Christopher Delnicki
Assistant Prosecutor
Cynthia Ellison
Assistant Prosecutor
Amy Gill
Assistant Prosecutor
Derek Faulkner, Assistant Prosecutor Karl Harris, Assistant Prosecutor Carrie Heisele, Assistant Prosecutor Teresa Hiett, Assistant Prosecutor Travis Vieux, Assistant Prosecutor
Derek Faulkner
Assistant Prosecutor
Karl Harris
Assistant Prosecutor
Carrie Heisele
Assistant Prosecutor
Teresa Hiett
Assistant Prosecutor
Travis Vieux
Assistant Prosecutor