UPDATE (Dec. 12, 2022, at 5:15 p.m.): Around 4 p.m. on Monday, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office announced three runaway teens were found after allegedly escaping a children’s center in Patriot, Ohio.

Authorities believe the teens ran away from the facility on Friday before 8:35 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office said those teens were taken into custody.


UPDATE (Dec. 11, 2022, at 1:15 a.m.): As of 1:13 a.m. on Sunday, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says three teens who ran away from a children’s center in Patriot have not yet been found.


GALLIA COUNTY, OH (WOWK) — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says three teen boys allegedly ran away from the Children’s Center of Ohio in Patriot.

Around 8:35 p.m. on Friday, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the children’s facility at 55 Allison Road in Patriot, Ohio.

As of midnight on Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office says the teens have not been found. Their photos and descriptions are below.

Channing Hamm
Age 16
Last seen wearing a “bubble” jacket, light blue shirt and shorts.
(Photo credit: Gallia Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Javier Hernandez
Age 16
Last seen wearing a light blue shirt.
(Photo credit: Gallia Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Hayden Thacker
Age 14
Last seen wearing a dark blue shirt and pajama pants.
(Photo credit: Gallia Co. Sheriff’s Office)

The Sheriff’s Office says further details will be made available as it becomes known. 13 News has reached out to them as of Saturday morning.