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POMEROY, Ohio – Tammy Neace is in the custody of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff Keith Wood, Neace, 45, of Pomeroy, walked into his office around midnight on July 12, 2019 and turned herself in. She is being held on an indictment of Aggravated Murder in the death of Kelli R. Markins, 42, of Pomeroy, on July 3, 2019. Law enforcement has been looking for Neace since then.

Tammy Neace, 45, of Pomeroy Is a suspect in a fatal shooting.

Neace was indicted by the Meigs County Grand Jury on July 9. According to a statement from the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office, “Neace is alleged to have, with prior calculation and design, caused the death of Kelli Markins of Pomeroy by shooting Markins multiple times during a scheduled exchange of custody for visitation with a minor child.  The shooting occurred on Osborne Street in Pomeroy.  Markins was immediately transported by private vehicle to the Holzer Meigs Emergency Department at Rocksprings where she succumbed to her injuries.”

Neace will be arraigned and the case will move forward against.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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