Sheriff: Couple arrested after parking in sheriff’s office handicap spot with stolen items in car

An arrest of two people on warrants and allegedly with stolen items Thursday in the parking of the the Butler County Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton prompted Sheriff Richard Jones to offer a few “tips”: .

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“Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones wants to relay a few tips about what you should never do at the Sheriff’s Office or any police agency,” Jones said in a news release. “We hope you find this helpful:

“• If you are not handicapped, do not park in a handicap spot, especially if the sheriff’s personal vehicle is parked directly behind you.

“• When a deputy tells you to move your vehicle because you are illegally parked in a handicap spot, do not exit the vehicle and run away.

“• Do not jump into someone else’s vehicle and tell them you have warrants and need a ride-that person will probably tell on you.

“• Do not come to the sheriff’s office with a vehicle loaded with stolen merchandise and then do any of the above.”

Those things happened in the front lot of the sheriff’s office on Hanover Street, according to deputies.

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Anthony Dewayne Twyman, 35 and Kimberly Twyman, 31, parked their vehicle illegally in a handicap spot. When deputies approached Anthony Twyman he got out of the car and ran, according to the release.

Kimberly Twyman came out “just in time to see Anthony being arrested and jumped into an occupied vehicle and demanded a ride,” the release said.

Kimberly Twyman told the victim, who had an infant in the car, that she had warrants and needed to get away. The victim refused and ran out to get help, according to deputies. Kimberly Twyman was also arrested.

When deputes searched the Twyman vehicle, there were several miscellaneous clothing items from various retail stores strewn about the car with tags on them that had been stolen.

“It’s pretty simple. I guess I need a sign in the lot that states ‘If you park illegally, have a car load of stolen stuff, have warrants and run from the police, you might be ignorant,’” Jones said.

Both parties received several charges along with having outstanding warrants and were booked in the Butler County Jail.

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