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Could Pike County murder suspect be taken to Butler County Jail?

According to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, he was contacted by the Pike County Sheriff a couple days ago and asked if he could house George "Billy" Wagner III in the Butler County Jail in Hamilton. Jones told the sheriff that he would.

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“I have heard he has waived extradition, but I do not know for sure if he is coming. I haven’t heard from the sheriff and I haven’t bothered him. He has been busy,” Jones told the Journal-News today.

Jones said other Pike County prisoners have routinely been housed in the Butler County Jail, as many as 80 at a time. 

Four Wagner family members are currently being held in different jails in separate counties, according to media reports. 

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“I assume that they don’t want them in the same jail (to avoid contact with each other),” Jones said. “The grapevine in a jail travels fast.”

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