For The Love Of Money

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2018

Many have become disgustingly ill-advised by the statement “For The Love Of Money” and blame money as the root of all evil when it is not so at all.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Meanwhile as found in the account of 1 Timothy 6:10 it is made perfectly clear; “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters indictment in kidnapping case on February 26th, 2018 is a perfect example of what is meant by “For The Love Of Money!” For all practical purposes money is not a bad thing. It is a good thing. Most of the time it’s the activities that are being used to get the money that are evil.

According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters Brent Engel whose Date of Birth is January 27th, 1987 was indicted on February 26th, 2018 for the kidnapping of 84-year-old Mary Douglas.

Accordingly, Engel is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony), 1 count of Robbery (Felony 2), 2 counts of Kidnapping (Felony 1) and 1 count of Abduction (Felony 3).  If convicted of all charges he faces in excess of 20 years in prison.

Predicated on Deters commentary, “This poor lady had to be terrified.  I cannot imagine someone sinking so low as to kidnap and terrorize an 84-year-old woman.” Deters continued to say; “I give her credit for staying composed and surviving this horrible ordeal.  Engel deserves to stay in prison for a long time.”

Subsequently, on February 15th, 2018 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Engel approached Douglas in the parking lot of the CVS located at 110554 Loveland Madeira Road in Symmes Township. It is believed As Douglas was entering her vehicle; Engel approached her and entered the vehicle from the passenger side of her vehicle as he held a box cutter in his left hand.

Brent Engel indicted on February 26th, 2018 for  kidnapping 84-year-old Mary Douglas.

According to report(s) once in the vehicle, he ordered her to drive to the Fifth Third Bank across the street and ordered her to withdraw $200.00 from the outside ATM.  After she withdrew the money, he ordered her to go to a Wendy’s restaurant located at 10501 Loveland Madeira Road where he ordered a value meal from the drive through window.  He then had Douglas drive around to various locations.

Eventually, he had Douglas take him to a Norwood White Castle restaurant where he met someone in the parking lot and conducted what appeared to Douglas to be a drug deal.  Every time he left Douglas alone in her car, he took her keys and phone with him.  When he re-entered her car, he sat in the back seat and injected himself with something from a syringe.  He then ordered her to drive to an apartment complex at 800 Arrowhead Trail in Loveland when he called someone from Douglas’ phone.

Experts in the legal arena has defined kidnapping and said; “Under federal and state law, kidnapping is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or the confining of a person to a controlled space. Some kidnapping laws require that the taking or confining be for an unlawful purpose, such as extortion or the facilitation of a crime. A parent without legal custody rights may be charged with kidnapping for taking his or her own child, in certain circumstances.”

However, being unable to find the person for whom he was looking, Brent Engel ordered Douglas to drive to the Shell gas station at 11406 Montgomery Road where he finally left her for approximately 4 hours after the original kidnapping. Nevertheless, just prior to leaving Douglas, he used a Wendy’s napkin in anticipation of cleaning her vehicle and driver’s license in his pathetic efforts to eradicate his fingerprints and DNA and instructed her not to call the police as he told her that he, “knows where she lives.”

Subsequently, Douglas immediately contacted her son and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department processed her car and other items as evidence and began their investigation.

Seemingly Brent Engel was worried, extremely apprehensive and haunted by days and by nights for his enormously unscrupulous deed(s). Thusly, on February 17th, 2018 Engel turned himself in to the police.

Ultimately, after much evaluation(s) of the facts, on February 26th, 2018 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in kidnapping case.


Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.