Charges filed in Ohio Township shooting

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin and Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren have released an update regarding the investigation and charges which have been filed today from the shooting investigation of a sixteen month old infant, which was originally reported on Thursday, July 24, 2020.

“Today, after an extensive initial investigation which still remains open and ongoing, charges have been filed in the Gallipolis Municipal Court for Attempted Aggravated Murder. The individual who has been charged in this investigation is identified as Joyceann Louise Ruane, age 25, of Crown City, Ohio. Ms. Ruane is further identified as the mother of the victim in this investigation” stated Sheriff Champlin and Prosecutor Holdren.

Sheriff Champlin further states “Currently, investigators with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to follow up on the investigation and at this time, we have learned that the status of the child is still listed as in critical condition. Our hearts are broken today as we continue to push forward and seek justice for this innocent and beautiful young child. I ask that you continue to pray for this little girl as well as our first responders who have worked and will continue to work this investigation.