Man taken into custody after investigation

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released information regarding the continued investigation which began on Saturday, Nov. 18, involving the theft of a motor vehicle from Bostic Road in Green Township, Gallia County.

Roger W. Swann, 35, of Gallipolis, was taken into custody on Wednesday, Nov. 22 by detectives with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and subsequently a search warrant was executed at his residence. Based upon this investigation, the sheriff’s office states “detectives have determined that Swann was the operator of the stolen vehicle when it was abandoned in Green Township Sunday afternoon.” At this time, Swann is currently being held in the Gallia County Jail and this investigation is continuing.

“At this point in the investigation, detectives have determined that Mr. Swann was the person operating the motor vehicle and who fled from officers at that scene,” said Champlin. “I am proud of the tireless work that the case investigators have dedicated to pursuing this crime and keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving, this turkey has been plucked before he could victimize anyone else over this holiday weekend.”

Investigators will now be in contact with Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren’s Office regarding charges in this case. If anyone has any further information regarding the recent thefts that have been occurring, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740-446-1221.

Staff Report