Fugitive at large

By Nikki Blankenship - nblankenship@aimmediamidwest.com

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware announced Tuesday that drugs and firearms were seized during the search for a McDermott man on Monday, June 26 3:30 p.m.

Southern Ohio Drug Task Force detectives, along with detectives with the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, visited a camper located in the area of 1468 Tatman Coe Road in McDermott, in an attempt to apprehend 48-year-old Thomas A. Galloway.

Galloway is currently wanted for failing to appear to be conveyed to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to serve a 12-year prison sentence after being convicted in both Scioto County and Adams County Common Pleas Courts on felony drug offenses.

Galloway was not located, but detectives did seize approximately 69 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine (a.k.a. “ice”) and two firearms.

38-year-old Jeanne Michele Stiltner, who was residing in the camper, was arrested on an outstanding warrant that had been issued by Adams County Common Pleas Court for a violation of conditional release stemming from a charge of felony drug possession.

The case is still under investigation and will eventually be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Galloway, individuals can contact the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 354-7566, the Portsmouth Police Department at (740) 353-4101, the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force tip line at (740) 354-5656, or email drugs@sciotocountysheriff.com. Individuals can remain anonymous and information provided will be kept confidential. Individuals can also report Galloway’s whereabouts to Buckeye Bail Bonds at (740) 355 – BAIL (2245) or (740) 355 – BOND (2663).


By Nikki Blankenship


Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.