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Preliminary hearing set for Franklin lawyer accused of burglary

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.:

A scheduled preliminary hearing for an area attorney accused of burglary was continued Tuesday in Franklin Municipal Court.

Judge Rupert Ruppert granted the continuance for the preliminary hearing until after attorney William Matthew Tinch, 35, of Franklin, completes a 28-day drug and alcohol program in Milford.

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An area attorney accused of burglary is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today in Franklin Municipal Court.

William Matthew Tinch, 35, of Franklin, is scheduled to appear at 5 p.m. today for a hearing to determine if there is enough probable cause to refer the case to a Warren County grand jury. The charge is a second-degree felony.

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Tinch was released on a $100,000 bond following his video arraignment last week. As a condition of his release, Tinch was ordered to stay 50 yards from his relative’s home on the southwest corner of Miami Avenue and Park Avenue.

Franklin police allege that Tinch broke into a relative’s home on July 28 and accessed a computer leading to his arrest for burglary.

MORE: Attorney arrested for allegedly breaking into relative’s home

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.

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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