GALLIA – Just before the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, two males who had escaped on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 were taken into custody.
Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin states “Brynn K. Martin, age 40, and Jesse L. Partlow, age 30, were both taken into custody at a residence just outside of the Village of Cheshire on State Route 554 after a brief standoff occurred when the two males held themselves up in a crawlspace of the residence. Multiple agencies have worked nonstop since the escape to follow leads and develop information which ultimately led to locating the men at this residence. In addition to these two men, a female who has been identified as Makayla M. Curtis, age 30, was also taken into custody at the residence for an outstanding warrant. We believe that Ms. Curtis may have been aiding the men in attempting to elude law enforcement and we will be consulting with Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren in regards to additional charges on her. Charges were filed in the Gallipolis Municipal Court on Wednesday September 4, 2019 against Mr. Martin and Mr. Partlow for their escape.”
Sheriff Champlin further states, “I would like to thank the Ohio State Highway Patrol and their aviation division, the Gallipolis Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service for their assistance in this investigation and the capture of these individuals. Additionally, I would like to thank our citizens for their continued support and the non-stop flow of information we have received throughout this investigation.”