Butler County deputies on Friday charged Jonathan Lovins, 28, of Hamilton, with improper discharging of a firearm into a habitat, a second-degree felony, after they say several shots were fired into a home at 81 Woodrow St., St. Clair Township, in a drive-by shooting.

Deputies charge man with drive-by shooting into Butler County house

According to a news release, that shooting happened around 7 p.m. Thursday. Before that, New Miami police had a similar incident at 131 Howman Ave., and deputies said they believe the incidents were related. Nobody was injured in either incident. Meanwhile, Eren Binkley, 28, no address listed, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation.

Eren Binkley
Photo: BUTLER COUNTY JAIL

Deputies announced they also received an anonymous tip during their investigation that led them to the home of a juvenile, 15, who attends Hamilton city schools, and possessed an AK-47 assault rifle and “is associated with the above subjects.” However, “investigators do not believe the juvenile is involved in (the) incidents.”

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The juvenile has not been charged. Deputies have asked that anybody who has information about either incident report the information to them.

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