Two arrested for breaking and entering

Staff Report

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — Gallia County Sheriff Deputies received a call about a breaking and entering in progress at a residence located at 5158 Ohio 160 in Springfield Township where two individuals were arrested.

The first deputy on the scene reported that the suspects fled in a teal sedan and possibly headed toward Vinton. Responding deputies located the suspect’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Ohio 160 at Porter Road. Arrested as a result of the investigation was Robert Peters, 26, of Limerick Road in Jackson, and Judy Swim, 56, of Vinton, both on a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.

Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren’s Office has been contacted and is reviewing the case for the possibility of additional charges.

“Once again, alert citizens and a quick response by deputies resulted in the bad guys going to jail and the property being recovered,” said Gallia Sheriff Matt Champlin. “I cannot emphasize enough how pleased I am with the support our office is receiving from the public.”

Staff Report