GALLIPOLIS — Gallia Sheriff Matt Champlin reported late Wednesday evening that two male inmates who had escaped custody Tuesday evening from a transport vehicle which was ferrying them from an out-of-county facility back to the Gallia County Jail were recovered on Ohio 554 just outside of Cheshire.
Along with their arrest was a woman.
The individuals are identified as Brynn Martin, 40, and Jesse Partlow, 30, and Makayla Curtis, 30.
Both males escaped a transport vehicle in the area of Norris Northup Dodge on State Route 7 in the City of Gallipolis and fled on foot wearing orange jail issued uniforms and arm and leg shackles. The males were seen on foot heading towards the area of the Gallia-Meigs Airport in northeast Gallipolis.
Law enforcement officers Tuesday evening led a search of the area and aviation units responded to assist in the search.
Champlin reported in a Facebook video on the Gallia Sheriff’s Office page, Wednesday, that both were recovered after a short standoff evening. Just before the clock struck midnight, both men were taken into custody.
“Brynn K. Martin, age 40, and Jesse L. Partlow, age 30, were both taken into custody at a residence just outside of the Village of Cheshire on State Route 554 after a brief standoff occurred when the two males held themselves up in a crawlspace of the residence,” said Champlin in a release. “Multiple agencies have worked nonstop since the escape to follow leads and develop information which ultimately led to locating the men at this residence. In addition to these two men, a female who has been identified as Makayla M. Curtis, age 30, was also taken into custody at the residence for an outstanding warrant. We believe that Ms. Curtis may have been aiding the men in attempting to elude law enforcement and we will be consulting with Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren in regards to additional charges on her. Charges were filed in the Gallipolis Municipal Court on Wednesday September 4, 2019 against Mr. Martin and Mr. Partlow for their escape.”