Woman arrested trying to break into jail

Woman is arrested trying to break into Butler Co. Jail
Tiffany Hurd (Source: Butler County Jail)
Tiffany Hurd (Source: Butler County Jail)

A woman was arrested by Butler County Sheriff's deputies Sunday morning after they found her trying to climb over a barbed wire fence into the jail in Hamilton.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones says the deputies went to the rear of the jail at 705 Hanover Street at 7:27 a.m. Sunday for a suspicious person attempting to climb over the compound fence.

When the deputies arrived, they saw the woman attempting to climb over the barbed wire fence.

They found it odd that she was on the outside perimeter attempting to get onto the jail property. She was advised by staff to leave the property and refused stating. "I want to be arrested."

She eventually got her wish.

The suspect, 36-year-old Tiffany R. Hurd, repeatedly refused orders to leave the property and attempted to climb the fence right in front of staff members.

She was first spotted lying near the fence by a correction officer who had just finished his tour of duty and was walking to his vehicle to go home.

He attempted to get the suspect to leave multiple times.

Jail staff then requested deputies to respond. The sheriff says Hurd was intoxicated and had a back pack with her.

They don't know how long she had been out there trying to gain access to the compound before she was spotted. Deputies charged her with Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct.

"Her actions really caught me by surprise," said Sheriff Jones.  "I know the economy is bad right now, but I didn't think it was so bad that someone would actually try to break IN to jail.  I've seen a lot throughout my career, but this one is truly unique.  I will probably never say that I've now 'seen it all,' but this one sure comes close.  You just never really know what some people are thinking and why they do some of the things they do.  Wow—I wonder what the next surprise will be."

The sheriff says on-duty staff could never remember anyone trying to get into jail, by trespassing onto the property. "Usually the sheriff's inmates are trying to figure out how to escape the compound. Tiffany however did get her wish to be arrested and will probably be a front runner for World's Dumbest Criminals."

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