Update on Zane Taylor Death Investigation

Now considered a Homicide

June 13, 2012

Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning released information yesterday concerning the suspicious death of Zane Taylor, age 33 of Clay Township Gallia County, Ohio.

 On Monday June 11, 2012 Deputies responded to Zane’s home on State Route 218 in a rural area of Gallia County after he had been found deceased in his home.

 Upon investigating the scene and talking with persons that had been with Mr. Taylor prior to his death, Deputies and BCI agents were able to interview and take 4 people into custody concerning the death, which is now being considered a homicide.

Deputy Sheriff’s and Ohio BCI&I agents have information that lead them to believe that Taylor’s death was a result of robbery involving illegal drugs. (Suspects obtaining money for the prurpose of illigal drugs)

 The Gallia Co. Sheriff’s Office has in custody four people being held in connection with Zane Taylor’s death.

 Lacey S. Redmond age 26 of Portsmouth Rd. Gallipolis, Ohio is being charged with complicity to felony murder, aggravated robbery & conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

 Steven L. Williams age 31 of 381 Buck Ridge Road, Bidwell, Ohio. Williams is being charged with complicity to felony murder, aggravated robbery & conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

 Eugene O. Wasango age 24 of Sunset Lane Point Pleasant, WV. Wasango is being charged with complicity to felony murder, aggravated robbery & conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

 James C. Garrett age 21 of Annista Drive, Point Pleasant WV. Garret is charged with felony murder and aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

Further charges may be considered against the four by the next session of the Gallia County Grand Jury according prosecuting attorney Jeff Adkins.An initial appearance court date has not been set, but will be in Gallipolis Municipal Court.

 

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