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

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Billy Wagner who was arrested in Lexington, Ky., on suspicion in the deaths of 8 people in Pike County, Ohio appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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.


“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.

“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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