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BREAKING: Attempted Murder charges filed

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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.

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-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 5:10 PM

let him go. he had a bad hair day

-- Posted by otis66 on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 7:04 PM

Otis66, you say let him go....are you crazy too.....I bet you wouldn't be saying that about a man if he held your sister hostage and did all the things that Matt has did to Jayme and her kids, now would you....Some people now a days are just plain stupid and you just happen to be one of them.

-- Posted by jwilson4979 on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 11:37 PM

otis66 ,

you find an man in your WIFE'S BED!

He shot a man 3 times and didn't kill him, that is a crime. he does need meds or shooting lessons take your pick.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 9:03 AM

HE was wrong for abusing/hitting his wife under any circumstances. A real man would just walk away and use the court to get his kids if she wasnt a good mother. Bottom Line is = sometimes it doesnt work out, but the kids should not have to suffer. We are suppose to be a civil nation.

She was wrong for seeing another man until the divorce was final, and any lawyer would have told her that, but she or the other guy doesnt deserve the death penalty for it,and it could have helped the father get full custody of the kids if it was true.

God and the Bible hold certian basic truths, codes of conduct are clear in the 10 commandments, and these are the foundations of our constitution and our present day law.

This was a breakdown of these basic moral principles on both sides, he took it to an extreme. And if a court of his peers find just cause to judge him guilty, then he should do time. But this case demonstrates a basic decline in the civility of our country. We dont discuss things anymore, or seek arbitration, or seek help, we just whip out a gun, or stab someone with a steak knife, or go screw somebody to get back at someone who has done us wrong.

Get back to the basics please.

-- Posted by classof1979bhs on Thu, Sep 17, 2009, at 12:12 AM

I have read these comments as well as the ones posted to other articles relating to this story. I dont think either one of them is innocent, but he cant act like he is a truly hurt sole, he was dating someone I know like a week before this incident and he threatened her too. He shot someone for christs sakes, no matter what the circumstances are you dont just pull a gun out and shoot someone. Geez people if everyone that had a cheating spouse shot someone the population would be, greatly reduced. I guess what Im trying to say is he has issues but still knew right from wrong. He shot a man and should pay the consequences. Besides the other man didnt take marriage vows to him, his wife did and if there was a protective order apparently she didnt want to see him anymore.

-- Posted by shell81 on Mon, Sep 21, 2009, at 9:58 PM

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