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|Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:15 pm Post subject: Two Arrested after Aggravated Robbery, 02-27-2012
|For Immediate Release….. Date: March 1, 2012
Sheriff’s Detectives Make Arrests After Aggravated Robbery In Liberty Twp.
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports two arrests after a Middletown man reported being pistol whipped and robbed, at a residence in Liberty Twp.
Justin Fiora reported that he was at a friend’s residence, at 5290 Elk Green Ct., in Liberty Twp. Fiora’s friend, John Hause, had called him to come over to the residence. Once Fiora was at Hause’s residence, another individual, Michael Sims walked into the room. Sims brandished a pistol and demanded money from Fiora. When Fiora did not comply, Sims struck Fiora several times, in the head, with the pistol. Sims then took over $1600.00 from Fiora. Fiora was treated for cuts to his head, at a local hospital, and released. An eye witness to the incident was picked up and interviewed by detectives. The witness confirmed Fiora’s story.
Detectives conducted a search warrant on Sims’ residence, on Roosevelt Blvd., in Middletown. Sims was located at his residence and taken into custody.
A second search warrant was conducted at the residence where the incident occurred, on Elk Green Ct., in Liberty Twp. John Hause was also brought to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed. During the interview, Hause confessed to getting some of the money from the robbery and turned it over. Hause was charged with Complicity to Aggravated Robbery.
Both subjects are being housed at the Butler County Sheriff’s Correctional Complex.
Michael Sims, age 23, of Middletown
Aggravated Robbery, felony 1
John Hause, age 21, of Liberty Township
Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, felony 1
Prepared by: Sgt. Todd Langmeyer
Butler County Sheriff’s Office