Juvenile Found

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood advises missing juvenile Ali Wooten of Racine has been located in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 15, 2015. Sheriff Wood says the Meigs County Sheriff's Office received a tip of Wooten's possible location and contacted the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office. A short time after contacting Monongalia County the Morgantown Police Department located Wooten at an apartment complex and have her in there custody. The Meigs County Sheriff's Office and Morgantown Police Department are currently working to gather more information on the incident and further information will be given after it becomes available.

Missing Juvenile

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood advises The Meigs County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a missing juvenile. Sheriff Wood states, Ali Wooten, Age 14, of Racine (5’4”, 115 Pounds, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes) was last seen getting into a small SUV at Southern High School on Monday March 9, 2015. Deputies have reviewed security footage from Southern High School and are seeking any information on the driver of the SUV as well as Ali's location. Anyone that knows Ali’s whereabouts or has information on who the driver of the SUV may be, please contact the Meigs County Sheriff's Office at 740-992-3371.

Multiple Agency Pursuit

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood states on March 3, 2015 Pomeroy Police attempted to stop a vehicle on Mulberry Ave near Union Ave for speeding when the vehicle failed to stop for the officer. The Pomeroy Officer began to pursue the vehicle which proceeded to evade the officer.

Deputies then intercepted the vehicle a short time later on Kingsbury Road near Wolfe Pen Road where they began to pursue the vehicle for approximately 20 minutes on multiple roads including US 33 and State Route 7 before the suspect vehicle crashed on State Route 143 between Ball Run Rd and Wolfe Pen Rd after ramming a sheriff’s cruiser and running over stop sticks during the pursuit. 

Major Bust

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GALLIPOLIS – The Major Crimes Taskforce Gallia-Meigs, and Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, announced the arrest of two Gallia County residents following the execution of a search warrant 2399 Swan Creek Road in Ohio Township late Wednesday night.

Larry Joe Gillenwater Jr., 35. 2399 Swan Creek Road, Crown City, and Brittany Ann Wintz, 24, 2095 Lincoln Pike, Gallipolis, are currently incarcerated in the Gallia County jail following a lengthy investigation by agents of the Major Crimes Taskforce and Gallia County sheriff’s deputies.