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Attorney arrested for allegedly breaking into relative’s home

An area attorney allegedly broke into a relative’s Franklin home early Friday morning and accessed a computer leading to his arrest for burglary, according to Franklin police.

William Matthew Tinch, 35, was arrested Friday and booked into the Warren County Jail. He was being held on a cash-only $100,000 bond and is awaiting arraignment Tuesday, according to Franklin police.

MORE: Attorney in Warren County Jail on suspicion of burglary

Tinch is an attorney for Tinch Law, 301 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown, according to the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Judicial System. The website shows no discipline or sanction history for Tinch.

Linda Crawford, Tinch’s mother-in-law, called police Friday afternoon and reported the basement door of her Oxford Drive residence had been forced open over night, according to police.

“Subsequent investigation found that the victim’s son-in-law, William M. Tinch, entered the residence without permission on today’s date at 3:53 a.m. While inside the house, Tinch accessed the victim’s personal computer and typed a message to the victim,” according to the police report.

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