Gallipolis man could face charges for leading police on high-speed chase

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin says that on December 4, 2018, deputies from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a resident on Zuspan Hollow Road that their white Chevrolet pickup truck had been stolen.

A short time later, dispatchers from the Mason County West Virginia 911 Center received a report from a Glenwood, West Virginia gas station that described a vehicle fitting the same description as the stolen truck had driven off without paying for their fuel.

An alert Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the truck a short time later near the Silver Bridge and attempted to stop the driver. The suspect, Adam D. Boggess, age 42 of Gallipolis reportedly fled from the deputy and led him on a high-speed chase across the state line into Ohio.

He reportedly led officers across U.S. 35 to S.R. 160 where he temporarily disabled his vehicle in the Holzer Hospital parking lot.
He then continued to flee from officers toward Gallipolis where the stolen vehicle was disabled with stop sticks by officers from the Gallipolis Police Department.

He then reportedly abandoned the vehicle at the First Baptist Church parking lot and was able to run away from offices.

The next day, officers from the Gallipolis Police Department took a report of a stolen white truck from a business on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis. At approximately 3:30 p.m., another deputy from Gallia County spotted the stolen vehicle traveling north on S.R.7, north of the Gallipolis city limits.

When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, Boggess reportedly led the officer on a chase that traveled through Kanauga, Cheshire and ended with the vehicle becoming disabled on a logging path off S.R. 554 where he was taken into custody.

He is being held at the Gallia County Jail on a warrant for a probation violation for a prior theft offense in Gallia County and a warrant for failure to appear on a Larceny Offense in Athens County. Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren’s Office is reviewing additional charges regarding the theft of the motor vehicles and fleeing and eluding a police officer.

He will face additional criminal charges from West Virginia.

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