Lacey Young
Jamie Lambert

Lacey Young, 30, Middleport, the woman who pled guilty to multiple charges in the Terry “Shag” Rothgeb case also pled guilty to two separate escape attempts from the Gallia County Jail while she was in custody. Her accomplice in both attempts, Jamie L. Lambert, 26, Gallipolis also recently pled guilty, which completely resolved a September 10th escape attempt by the duo.

According to the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office report, Young attempted escape by breaking out the plexiglass in the cell and climbing through the window cell bars with the assistance of Lambert. The escape was discovered when the corrections officers reportedly heard a noise

Young and Lambert attempted to escape from the Gallia County jail through a barred window. (Case photo)

coming from the female cell area and proceeded to investigate. Lambert was discovered helping Young by holding her up to the window and pushing her through. Young had made it through the window as far as her waist before being brought back into the cell.

Young pled guilty to escape and was sentenced to 36 months in prison. Lambert pled guilty to complicity to escape and also received a 36-month prison sentence.

In addition to the September 10 incident, the two were involved in another escape attempt on September 12 that reportedly involved two other inmates. Details of that incident have not been released pending the resolution of the case of one of the alleged accomplices.

For that incident, Young pled guilty and was sentenced to prison for 36 months for escape and 12 months each on two charges of complicity to assault of a peace officer. All of Young’s sentences were ordered to be served consecutively to her sentences in the Rothgeb case, for a total of 12 years in prison.

Lambert also pled guilty and was sentenced to prison for 36 months for escape and 12 months each on two charges of complicity to assault of a peace officer. All of Lambert’s sentences were ordered to be served consecutively for a total of 8 years.

Brandice Kingsley

The third accomplice, Brandice Kingsley, 28, Thurman, pled guilty and was sentenced to prison for 24 months for complicity to escape and 12 months each on two charges of complicity to assault of a peace officer. All of Kingsley’s sentences were also ordered to be served consecutively for a total of four years.

“Judge Margaret Evans sentenced Lambert to prison for eight years and Kingsley for four years,” stated Prosecuting Attorney Jason Holdren in a release announcing the resolutions to their cases. “These sentences clearly show that criminals are being held accountable for their actions and harming or attempting to harm our corrections officers will not be tolerated.”

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