According to a statement released by Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, Tony L. Watson, 46, who failed to return to the Gallia County Work Release Center after completing his work shift on December 27, 2017, has turned himself in to the GCSO.

Watson will be held in the Gallia County jail due to his failure to comply with terms of his work release.


Originally published December 28

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released a statement in regards to a male who has absconded from custody while on release for work from the Gallia County Work Release Center in Cheshire, Ohio.

According to Sheriff Champlin, “Tony L. Watson, age 46, of Proctorville, Ohio left the Gallia County Work Release Center at approximately 7 a.m. on 12/27/2017 to go to work and has failed to return to the center after the completion of his scheduled work day.  We are asking for anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Watson, please contact our office at 740-446-1221.”

According to the booking records of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Watson is serving a sentence in the work release center for charges originating for non-support of dependents.