GALLIPOLIS — A Gallipolis man was recently arraigned in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County on multiple charges, including a charge related to his alleged involvement in aiding or abetting his “girlfriend” in an attempt to smuggle drugs into the Gallia County Jail.
Robert A. Gullett, 28, was arrested by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office on June 7 for probation violations and pleaded not guilty to burglary, theft, fleeing and eluding, the illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility and complicity to illegal conveyance.
According to the indictment in this case, Gullett allegedly broke into a residence on June 5 and stole a compound bow, a laptop, a 46 inch flat-screen television, a tool kit and two fishing poles from the residence. Gullett was also charged with fleeing and eluding for allegedly fleeing police officers on June 5.
In addition, Gullett was charged for the illegal conveyance of marijuana into the Gallia County Jail on June 9 and for aiding or abetting Christina L. Jones, 26, Gallipolis, in an alleged attempt to convey drugs into the Gallia County Jail on June 13.
Jones was arrested on the evening of June 13 at the Gallia County Courthouse after a deputy with the sheriff’s office observed Jones attempting to smuggle a bottle of pills through security fencing to Gullet who was incarcerated in the county jail.
According to the factual statement filed in this case by the investigating officer, while incarcerated, the defendant had called Jones on the recorded jail phone and gave her directions on how to sneak one half of a Suboxone tablet into the jail.
Following the incident, she was taken into custody and was transported to the Middleport Municipal Jail.
The female reportedly indicated that she was the “girlfriend” of the inmate.
Jones was arraigned in the Gallipolis Municipal Court on June 14 on a charge of illegal conveyance and her bond was set at $300,000, 10 percent. However, on June 20, the case was dismissed in the municipal court at the request of the state.
No further information about possible charges against Jones was available at press time.
During his arraignment hearing, Gullett’s bond was set at $25,000, 10 percent. A jury trial in this case has been set for August 28. He is being represented in this case by public defender William Conley.
Gullett is currently being held in the Gallia County Jail.