-March 12th, 2017-

Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering in the morning hours of Sunday, March 12, 2017, on S.R. 141 in the Patriot area.  Witnesses gave officers a description of a vehicle that was seen leaving the residence, which had been burglarized.  “Our Deputies saturated the area in an effort to locate the vehicle and sure enough, they spotted it,” commented Champlin.  Champlin reported that the suspects attempted to elude Sheriff Deputies but were apprehended after a high speed pursuit.

Arrested were, Ryan J. Cochran, age 26 of Bidwell, Ryan S. Donohue, age 22 of Vinton, Mercedes B. J. Combs, age 23 or Bidwell and Cody L. Sinclair, age 26 of Rio Grande.  Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren is reviewing the investigation in regards to the charges that will be filed on these individuals.

“We will not tolerate our citizens being victimized by these predators.  Any low-life that just goes around stealing from our hard working citizens needs to know, that they will be held accountable,” stated Champlin.



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