-April 23rd, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that Deputies from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Village of Rio Grande and Troopers from the Gallia-Meigs Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol served a search warrant at a residence located at 1317 Cherry Ridge Rd., just outside the Village of Rio Grande. Arrested as a result of the search warrant was Richard Allen Hurt II, age 23 of […]

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-April 16th, 2017- Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released details regarding an ongoing investigation that his office is conducting in cooperation with Ohio Bureau of Investigations Crimes Against Children’s Unit.  As a result of this investigation into the allegation of sexual misconduct, Matthew W. Case age 43 of Rio Grande, Ohio, has been taken into custody and is incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail for four counts of Gross […]

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-April 14th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin states that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of livestock in the Walnut Township area of Gallia County.   “Our office is conducting an investigation into someone who has been executing cattle in the Walnut Township area over an extended period of time.  This individual or individuals appears to be targeting one specific farmer for reasons that are unknown at this […]

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-April 3rd, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that on April 3, 2017, Deputies from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs Counties served a search warrant at a residence located at 2201 Bulaville Pike in Gallia County. As a result of the search warrant, two individuals were taken into custody.  Arrested was Deshawn Leonard Kelley, age 21, of Columbus on charges of Trafficking in Narcotics […]

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-April 3rd, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that two individuals have been taken into custody over the weekend after being indicted based upon the investigation into the death of Terry “Shag” Rothgeb. Ralph Young age 39 and Leeza Bartels age 22, both of Bidwell, Ohio, were taken into custody by detectives with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Gallipolis Police Department after receiving an anonymous tip […]

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