April 13, 2024

Middleport woman taken into custody by US Marshals, last suspect in Gallia man’s death

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – A Middleport woman wanted in connection with the death of a Gallia County man has been taken into custody by United States Marshals.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the last suspect in the death investigation of Terry “Shag” Rothgeb was taken into custody Thursday evening in Columbus, Ohio.

“I am pleased to announce that Lacey J. Young, 29, of Middleport was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday evening by the United States Marshals Service in Columbus, Ohio,” Sheriff Champlin said.

According to Sheriff Champlin, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office has formed a working relationship with the Marshall’s Service. Sheriff Champlin said this relationship is an effort to eliminate the ability of criminals to victimize Gallia County citizens and then flee the area to avoid arrest.

“This is an example of how our agency is forming relationships and is utilizing the resources of our fellow law enforcement agencies which is benefiting our citizens in Gallia County. I am thankful that Ms. Young is now in custody and that the parties involved in Mr. Rothgebs death are being brought to justice,” stated Sheriff Champlin.

For more information on the case, see the previous stories below.

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