Deputies recover attempted escapees

CHESHIRE — Gallia Sheriff Matt Champlin reports that Gallia County Sheriffs deputies have apprehended two female inmates that attempted to escape custody from the Work Release Center in Cheshire Monday.

Taken into custody was Brandice Kingsley, 28, of Gallipolis and Michelle Watkins, 34, of Bidwell. Both females were taken into custody shortly after being reported missing by corrections staff and community members.

“I would like to thank our citizens for their assistance in the apprehension of the two escapees,” said Champlin. “Our phone lines started blowing up almost immediately and they were in custody shortly thereafter. It is exactly this type of community support that is helping local law enforcement agencies in keeping our communities safe.

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