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Budget cuts affecting criminal cases in Butler County

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Budget cuts have forced the Butler County Sheriff's office to ax close to 60 positions over the last year, now the cuts are affecting serious cases -- a prime example was Sunday's fatal home invasion in Hanover Township.

Deputies say the homeowner shot two robbers who broke into his home Sunday morning with a semi automatic weapon, killing one of them.

"This is the time when you really see it, when you have a unknown situation, multiple 911 calls, active shooting, shooter believed to be in the residence, this is what draws most of your attention," said Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer, of the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say this was complex case where the recent cutbacks made their investigation considerably more difficult.

 "It's probably the first time in a crime like this where it really stretched us pretty thin," Dwyer said.

He said only three to four deputies were able to respond, when they would normally have about six units on hand -- deputies had to pulled off the road to help with the investigation.

"We were pulling units from as far away as Madison Twp all the way to the West side," Dwyer said.

 While deputies were still able to get the job done, Dwyer says it's a situation where every second counts.

"We were successful, we put it all together, but it brings concern down the road, if you have something similar, it's a little more complicated, those things are really tough," Dwyer said.

Most recently Sheriff Jones had to lay off 20 deputies and corrections officers to manage more the $1 million dollars in cuts.

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