Franklin attorney to be in court today on burglary charge

An area attorney will appear in court today as a defendant being arraigned on a felony charge.

William Matthew Tinch, 35, is slated to have a video arraignment on a charge of burglary at 3 p.m. today in Franklin Municipal Court.

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Tinch was arrested Friday and has been held in the Warren County Jail under a $100,000 cash-only bond. The charge is a second-degree felony.

Franklin police said Tinch allegedly broke into a relative’s Franklin home early Friday morning and accessed a computer leading to his arrest for burglary.

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According to police, 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 overnight.

“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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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.

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