GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Gallia County law enforcement searched for burglary suspects, and apprehend said suspects following a high speed chase.
“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 Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin in a statement sent to the Gallia Hometown Herald.
According to Sheriff Champlin, his office received a report of a breaking and entering in the morning hours of Sunday, March 12, 2017, on State Route 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 Sheriff Champlin. Sheriff Champlin reported that the suspects attempted to elude Deputies, but were apprehended after a high speed pursuit.
Arrested were: Ryan J. Cochran, 26, of Bidwell; Ryan S. Donohue, 22, of Vinton; Mercedes B. J. Combs, 23, of Bidwell; and Cody L. Sinclair, 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.
(Editor’s Note: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)