Fugitive captured, Anthony “Red” Davis to face new charges

Anthony “Red” Davis

Fugitive captured, Anthony “Red” Davis to face new charges

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – A man that had multiple law enforcement agencies searching for him is now in custody.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Anthony “Red” Davis, 33, of Salem Center/Langsville area, is now in custody. Davis was taken into custody in Gallia County.

“This was a multi-agency operation that involved deputies from both Gallia and Meigs Counties and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. I told Red that we would be coming for him and this morning, we made good on that promise,” stated Sheriff Wood.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin joined Sheriff Wood in his sentiments of the efforts that all the agencies committed to apprehending Davis.

Davis was wanted in both Meigs and Athens Counties on warrants and had been on the run from authorities for the past several weeks. Davis had entered guilty pleas to charges in Meigs County on June 22 with a sentencing hearing set for July. He was supposed to have an GPS monitor on and daily report to the court, but on June 23, he failed to do so and the monitor was off according to the court. According to a joint statement from the Meigs and Gallia Sheriff’s Office, “Davis will now face the justice system to answer for his crimes. Narcotics and a firearm were also seized during this operation. Additional charges in Gallia County are pending with consultation of Jason Holdren, Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office.”

Sheriff Wood also expressed gratitude to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Athens County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their efforts and resources in capturing Davis.

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