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Detective's report takes aim at deputies, investigators in Bryan Jones 2010 shooting death

Melissa Topey • Dec 29, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Documents recently filed in federal court show a Sandusky County Sheriff's detective had raised concerns about how deputies handled the July 11, 2010 standoff with Bryan Jones.

Jones, 26, was shot and killed by deputies who stormed his family's Tiffin Road home that night.

Of the four-man tactical team that entered the home, two deputies — brothers Jose Cavillo and Mario Cavillo — fired the shots that killed Jones. 

Jones'  family has since filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against Sandusky County. They're represented by Dennis Murray Sr., of Murray and Murray in Sandusky. 

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The documents that have come to light were filed as part of the lawsuit.

Among the materials: An internal investigation by Detective James Consolo, who raised questions about Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer's decision to let the tactical team enter the home. 

Jones had reportedly been on a two-day drinking binge when he threatened to kill a family member, which drew deputies to the scene.

Deputies who first arrived peered in the window and saw Jones sleeping in an easy chair with a shotgun in his lap. Ultimatley, Overmyer decided to let the tactical team enter the home. 

Consolo's report also questioned the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation's accuracy in their investigation, and said at least one BCI investigator had made up his mind about the conclusion of the investigation very early on. 

Pick up a copy of Sunday's Register to read the full story, as well as a timeline of the night of the shooting. 

Additionally, Consolo's report and other court documents related to Jones' death can be read below as PDFs. 

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