Person of interest in Butler County homicide investigation arrested on unrelated charge, sheriff says

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:50 AM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Office arrested a person of interest in connection with Thursday’s deadly stabbing in Hanover Township.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, 911 calls were made regarding a stabbing in the 2000 block of Darrtown Road, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The callers reported Ricky Wagers, 39, was stabbed in the chest during an altercation involving Justin Nix, 30, the sheriff’s office said.

Friends took Wagers to the hospital, where he died.

Detectives found the apparent weapon used in the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

Nix was identified as a person of interest, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones announced Friday.

Nix was wanted for questioning in connection with the stabbing and on a felony drug warrant, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, Sheriff Jones said Nix was arrested on the drug warrant.

Detectives are questioning Nix about the homicide now, Sheriff Jones said.

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