Brace sentenced to 4 years for burglary

GALLIPOLIS — Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren announced the recent conviction and sentencing of James E. Brace, Jr., 43, of Gallipolis, who was convicted of second-degree felony burglary.

On August 23, Brace was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison by Judge Margaret Evans.

“This burglary, like so many crimes that we see, was committed to support a drug addiction,” said Holdren. “I urge anyone that may be suffering from addiction to reach out for help before it is too late. We cannot, and will not, tolerate burglaries and other property crimes in our county.”

“I would like to thank Detectives Chris Gruber and Brady Curry of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office for their excellent investigative work in this case. On February 17, 2017, a burglary was reported on Bulaville Pike in Gallipolis, Ohio, where items were taken from a home,” said Holdren. “Detectives Gruber and Curry promptly followed up on tips and leads that were provided to the Sheriff’s Office. Within hours, the Defendant was apprehended in a traffic stop where the stolen property was recovered.”

.neFileBlock {
margin-bottom: 20px;
.neFileBlock p {
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
.neFileBlock .neFile {
border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa;
padding-bottom: 5px;
padding-top: 10px;
.neFileBlock .neCaption {
font-size: 85%;


Staff Report