Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ham. Co. Sheriff’s Dept. sits on Norwood man’s jail break

Norwood resident and convicted thief Bruce Bing was housed in the Queensgate Correctional Facility on $160,000 bond following accusations he broke into at least 2 Norwood homes and stole cash and jewelry. The Enquirer is reporting that Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department personnel discovered him missing from the facility on September 3, but the public was not told of his escape until now. He has not been caught.

Bing was part of an 18-member kitchen crew that day and was counted by an officer as they served breakfast last Wednesday. Sometime after, he escaped unnoticed. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Sheriff said, "We inadvertently didn't put out a release like we should have. It was an oversight…That facility is not a very secure facility. It’s very possible to squeeze out of there.” He also noted that budget cuts have things even worse.

The Enquirer article includes a picture of Bruce Bing.