GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – An arrest has been made in a Gallia County store robbery.
According to Sheriff Matt Champlin, Deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect in a robbery that occurred on May 17, 2017, at the Bidwell Bait & Tackle Store in Bidwell, Ohio.
Arrested, as a result of the investigation for alleged actions, was Joseph Hannah, 34, of Bidwell, Ohio on a charge of Robbery, a Felony in the State of Ohio and Paul C. Reynolds, 60, of Gallipolis for Cultivation of Marijuana.
Sheriff Champlin stated that while investigating leads on the Robbery, Deputies located a marijuana growing operation at a residence in the Bidwell area.
“We continue to see how crimes of theft and violence are closely tied to drug use and addiction. We have to take a zero tolerance to illegal drug use if we ever want to see our neighborhoods safe again,” stated Champlin.