-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 from the public as to their whereabouts.  “We are happy to report that we have these two individuals in custody.  These individuals have been indicted by the people of Gallia County for their mishandling of the death of Mr. Rothgeb and we are prepared to hold them accountable for their actions” stated Sheriff Champlin.  Sheriff Champlin further states “we are asking the public for their assistance in locating one additional suspect in this case who is Lacey J. Young, age 29 of Middleport, Ohio.  We would ask that anyone who has information as to Ms. Young’s whereabouts please contact our agency to aid us in her apprehension.”   

 Anyone with information regarding Lacey J. Young can contact the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at 740-446-1221 or by way of the tip line at 740-446-6555.

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