-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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-April 3rd, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin has updated the information regarding the investigation of the stolen John Deere tractor from Bridgeport Equipment.  According to Sheriff Champlin, George Pendleton IV age 34 of Vinton, Ohio was taken into custody during the execution of a search warrant at his residence for the theft of the tractor.  After consulting with Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren, additional charges expected to be forthcoming. “I would like […]

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-March 31st, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that Deputies from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office have recovered a stolen John Deere Tractor that was taken from Bridgeport Equipment earlier this week. “I am happy to announce that we have located and returned the tractor to its rightful owner and that one person was taken into custody during the execution of the warrant,” stated Champlin. Champlin also stated that while deputies […]

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-March 24th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that on March 24, 2017, at approximately 11:51 a.m. a prisoner, who escaped custody while serving a sentence at the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office Work Release Center, was taken into custody by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Matt Champlin states “our agency received several tips from the public, who recognized Michelle Myers from our press release. “ Based on this information, officers […]

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-March 23rd, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announces that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Michelle M. Myers, age 42.  Michelle was being held at the Gallia County Work Release Center on a Probation Violation for the City of Gallipolis.  She was last seen wearing orange striped clothes at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Cheshire, Ohio.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of Michelle Myers, please call the Gallia County 911 […]

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