At 1:30 p.m., today, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office formally charged Matthew A. Aubrey with two class A felony charges, two class B felony charges and one class C felony charge in the shooting incident at a Center Point on Sept. 10.
Aubrey, 25, was visibly upset as Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers read the charges during the videoconference.
Aubrey was charged with class A felony Attempted murder, class A felony Burglary resulting in bodily injury, class B felony Criminal confinement, class B felony Aggravated battery and a class C felony Criminal recklessness.
According to research of the Indiana Code by the prosecutor's office, although the highest charged formally filled in the case is a class A felony, Aubrey is eligible for bond in the matter. However, due to the gravity of the case, Akers said the bond would remain set at $250,000 with no 10 percent allowed.
On Thursday, Aubrey barricaded himself in a Center Point residence with his estranged wife, Jayme M. Aubrey, for two hours after allegedly shooting Frank L. Ford multiple times in the torso with a .22-caliber rifle. Jayme was uninjured during the incident.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.