A stolen tow truck was recovered in Meigs County following a joint investigation with Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff’s Offices and assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Submitted photo.

Stolen Tow Truck Recovered Following Investigation

POMEROY, Ohio – A tow truck has been recovered following an investigation crossing county lines.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 18, 2020 the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office while working a joint operation with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 31720 Molehan Road in Langsville, Ohio. 

According to Sheriff Wood, the investigation was initiated by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office which lead them to Meigs County in search of a stolen tow truck from Clarks Towing in Wellston, Ohio. Probable cause for a search warrant was obtained by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the warrant was obtained by deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. The search warrant was executed by the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff’s Offices with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A search of the property revealed the stolen tow truck from Wellston, Ohio. 

The vehicle was towed back to Wellston, Ohio where the vehicle will be processed for DNA. One male was detained at the scene during the search and was later released after determining that he was not involved. Charges in this case are pending further investigation.

“I’m thankful for the hard work and dedication put into this case by deputies of Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin’s Office and deputies with my office,” stated Sheriff Keith Wood. “Most of our deputies know one another and work very well together. It is these relationships developed by our deputies with one another that makes these kinds of cases come together flawlessly. A county line may divide us, but it won’t keep us from getting the job done, together”.