Two Escape from Gallia County Jail, Ohio

Two Escape from Gallia County Jail, Ohio

Gallia County Jail, Gallipolis, Ohio
August 31, 2018

Two women escaped from Gallia County Jail after breaching the security system. The women escaped just before 6pm on Friday.

One escapee was recaptured within hours while the other was recaptured on Sunday.

Sheriff Matt Champlin released a statement about the incident, saying:

Our facility is over 70 years old in combination with the dynamics of the inmate population and the quantity of inmates we are holding, is continuing to create an environment that our facility was not intended or designed to handle. We continue to explore options to remedy this problem and insure the safety of our staff and the citizens we serve.

The escape marks the second breech at the facility in a month.


Two women escape Gallia Jail“, Gallipolis Daily Tribune, August 31, 2018.

UPDATE: Authorities capture both women who escaped from Gallia County Jail“, WTAP, September 3, 2018.