UPDATE: Authorities capture both women who escaped from Gallia County Jail

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GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 9/3/2018:

Authorities have now found and arrested both of the women who escaped from the Gallia County Jail on Friday evening.

According to a post on the Gallia County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, 28-year-old Shelena Doss was captured by Mason County Sheriff's deputies at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

28-year-old Savannah Coleman was captured by Gallipolis Police officers at 9:13 p.m. on Friday.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin says the two women escaped from the Gallia County Jail just before 6:00 p.m. Friday.

This is the second breach in security at the jail in the last month.

The jail is over 70 years old.


UPDATE 8/31/2018 at 9:13 p.m., Savannah Coleman has been taken into custody by the Gallipolis Police Department.

Savannah Coleman has been taken into custody by the Gallipolis Police Department.

The Gallia County Sheriff announced it via Facebook at 9:13 p.m. Friday night.


Authorities say two females are at large after escaping custody from the Gallia County Jail.

Sheriff Matt Champlin says just before 6 p.m. Friday, Shelena Doss and Savannah Coleman were able to compromise the security of the facility and fled custody.

Doss, age 28, is a white female who is 5’4” tall 195 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Coleman, age 28, is also a white female who is 5’7” tall 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

This is the second breach in security at their facility in the last month.

The facility is over 70 years old.

Both females are currently still at large.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of these individuals, you are asked to please contact the Gallia County Sheriff's Office 740-446-1221.