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Aubrey charged with attempted murder

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Matthew A. Aubrey
The Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed formal allegations Tuesday against a man involved in a shooting incident near Center Point Sept. 10.

Matthew A. Aubrey, 25, Fillmore, was charged with five total counts -- including attempted murder, a class A felony.

"Thursday, Sept. 10, was a long day in Clay County," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said about the incident. "More serious charges were justified."

On Thursday, Aubrey got into an altercation with Frank L. Ford, 34, Terre Haute, after entering his estranged wife Jayme Aubrey's Center Point home illegally.

During the altercation, Aubrey allegedly shot Ford multiple times with a .22-caliber rifle. Ford fled the residence to call 911 at a neighboring home and was later transported to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis.

Aubrey then barricaded himself in the home, located at 1976 North County Road 350 East, and held his wife hostage for close to two hours before letting her go without injury.

Approximately two hours after letting Jayme go, Aubrey voluntarily surrendered to authorities.

At Tuesday's press conference, Reberger said Ford has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Appearing in Clay Superior Court Tuesday via videoconference, Aubrey was visibly shaken, as Judge J. Blaine Akers read the felony charges.

In addition to the attempted murder felony charge, Aubrey was charged with class A felony Burglary resulting in bodily injury, class B Criminal confinement, class B Aggravated battery and class C felony Criminal recklessness.

According to state statute, if convicted of a class A felony, the highest charge filed against Aubrey at this time, the potential sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 20-50 years in prison (the advisory sentence is 30 years).

The potential sentence for a class B felony ranges from 6-20 years in prison (the advisory sentence is 10 years), with a class C felony conviction ranging from 2-8 years in prison (the advisory sentence is 4 years). A class A-D felony charge also carries up to $10,000 fine each.

Reberger said the charges were filed after many determinations were made regarding the case.

"We determined (Aubrey) was not residing at the residence and he had been served with a protective order," Reberger said. "These were the appropriate charges to pursue. Law enforcement acted appropriately throughout.

"We must wait and let the investigation carry its way through."

If convicted, Reberger said, more than likely, Aubrey's sentences would run concurrent.

Despite being charged with a class A felony, research by the prosecutor's office has determined that Aubrey is eligible for bond. Aubrey has been incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on an initial $250,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.

However, Reberger stated various reasons the bond should remain the same when Aubrey requested the court about it. The most important being Aubrey's residence.

"We have been able to confirm Aubrey's residence outside the county," Reberger told the court. "Which we believe makes him a flight risk."

Citing the gravity of the charges in the case, Akers agreed the bond amount would remain the same.

When asked to enter a plea in the case by Judge Akers, Aubrey requested to speak with an attorney before doing so. Deemed partially indigent by the court, Matthew Effner, Terre Haute, was appointed as Aubrey's defense attorney.

Aubrey asked the court what the procedures were for filing a defense of "not guilty by reason of (temporary) insanity." Akers, who is only allowed to answer administrative questions concerning the case, told Aubrey that was a discussion he should have with his attorney.

However, Akers informed Aubrey that, due to the nature of the case and his potential intentions for a defense, other attorneys could be assigned to the case to ensure a proper defense and his constitutional rights were upheld.

Throughout the videoconference proceedings Aubrey's anxiety and stress level became more prevalent.

When asked about his medical condition, it was learned two medical evaluations have taken place on Aubrey since he has been incarcerated. Aubrey also told the court he has a prescription for medication, but did not know what it was. Akers requested a third medical evaluation be done as well. Jail officials confirmed they would attempt to acquire Aubrey's medical records.

In addition, Akers issued a no contact order on behalf of the alleged victims in the incident against Aubrey, and entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on Aubrey's behalf.

A pretrial hearing is tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. A jury trial has been tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Feb. 1, 2010.


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MATT IS A VERY RESPOSBLE GUY HE JUST MADE SOME MISTAKES AND HE NEEDS TO BE LET GO AND HIS WIFE JAYME NEEDS TO TELL MATT THAT SHE IS SORRY FOR ALL OF THIS BECAUSE SHE IS THE RESON FOR ALL OF THIS

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 10:37 PM

Pork Chop-Matt may be a great person who made a mistake, but it was a pretty big one. If he'd just got drunk and broke a window or something, maybe he could be let go, but he tried to kill a guy by shooting him two or three times. I think Matt will end up spending a good part of the next ten or 20 years in prison.

This is an awful situation for everybody involved, but I really feel sorry for the children--all of the adults had at least a little control over the situation, the children seem like the only completely innocent victims.

-- Posted by Unsolicited opinion on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 10:55 PM

THIS IS INDANA WHERE WHEN PEOPLE GO TO PRISON THEY RECIVE MORE RIGHTS ON THE INSIDE THEN THEY HAD ON THE OUTSIDE THEY CALL THAT REHIBILATATION.

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 11:02 PM

We all have choices in life and his first mistake I assume, was marrying her. Now he has shot someone because of his anger. This boy needs a good treatment center to deal with his issues. After he has served his lenghty sentence, I pray that he'll become an asset to society.

Choose your friends and loved one's wisely.

Education and staying away from bad people is the way of the future people.

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 11:05 PM

MABE I WAS TO SOFT SPOKEN, MAYBE HE SHOULD BE BEHEADED? JUST A THOUGHT

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 11:11 PM

To Al Parke, there is no way that Jayme owes this man an apology. You have to have lost your mind to think this. She has did nothing wrong, and if anything Coltsbeer she made the mistake by marrying him.....you had it completely backwards.

-- Posted by jwilson4979 on Tue, Sep 15, 2009, at 11:33 PM

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN JWILSON4947

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 12:29 AM

HOW DID SHE MAKE THAT MISTAKE NOBODY PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD AND FORST HER TO MERRY HIM SHE MADE THAT HER BUESSNESS SHE BASICLY ASKED FOR IT.

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 12:33 AM

Wow some people need to open their eyes, this poor woman was tramatized by this man! How can anyone say she owes him an apology apparently she made it very clear she didnt want to be with him if she had a protective order! A treatment center isnt what this man needs prison time is what he needs!

-- Posted by shell81 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 1:38 AM

Well, everyone for all of your information you obviously don't know the 2 sides of the story. Would you want to live with a man who was there one minute and gone the next? Everyone makes it sound as if Jayme is at fault. He is the one who left her countless times. Just so he could go out with other women. I know of a few he has approached. She finally got smart and would not let him come back! And for you Mr. Parke, he is Not a very responsible person! This is not the first! He has threatened someone else before. And not for the reason he did this time. Matt has a very bad anger issue and is a "control" freak!

-- Posted by LM3561 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 4:23 AM

I JUST DON'T GET IT WHAT DID MATT DO THAT IS SO WRONG THAT HE NEEDS TO GO TO PRISON,HE DID NOT KILL ANYONE IT SOUNDS TO ME THAT ALL OF YOU PEOPLE WERE THERE AND WITNESD THIS SO CALLED INSEDENT I THINK THAT ALL OF YOU PEAPLE NEED TO GO TO MATT AND SAY IM SORRY FOR THE INCONVENES THAT MATT IS GOING THROUGH IN JAIL BECAUSE NOW PEOPLE THINK HE'S A MENTALLY UNSTABALE YOUNG MAN MAYBE "I JUST DON'T GET IT"

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 4:51 AM

all i'm saying if she put up with that for as long as she did before kiking him out then for the time that she was with him it's her fault and she is proabaly one of these women that thinks she can change a man then she will probably visit him in prison and traffic contoban to him and tell him how sorry she is for him and that she wishes that she could turn things around.

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 5:09 AM

Al, you are either a troll attempting to stir something up, or you are as truly uneducated as your reasoning and grammar indicate.

I taught my sons that I didn't care if their girlfriend/wife hosted the college football team in her bedroom - their duty was to turn around and walk away. There is NO excuse for his behavior but we should let the courts/justice system work that out.

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 6:59 AM

jwilson4979,

She has did nothing wrong.

but this article, he had been served with a protective order not divorce papers , She IS WRONG! she was married and ford new it too .

He is the one who left her countless times. She Alwys took him back, what makes him think she wouldn't this time. I'm not saying it's all her fault, all 3 of them did. She was married should of got a divorce them slept with ford. trash no matter how you see it.

exbrazilrez, guess you have never been inlove...sorry for that.

walk in and see your spouse in bed with another person. don't know what you would do. if you say you do and had never been there you are lieing to yourself

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 8:58 AM

Al Parke...please learn how to spell. =)

-- Posted by jessdixon on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 9:14 AM

Al Parke maybe you are menatlly unstable if you think he should just walk free. A person cant shoot another person three times and hold another captive for four hours and expect to walk free. He deserves time in prison. If it was a family member of yours he harmed you would want him on death row. He deserves all he gets and probably more.

-- Posted by max23 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 9:19 AM

CLAY COUNTY SHEIRFF DEPUTY JOHN LAMERT HAD A 16 HOUR STAND OFF WITH LAWENFORCMENT AND GOT AWAY WITH IT SO WHY SHOULD MATT NOT GET AWAY WITH IT. I KNOW JOHN DID NOT SHOOT ANYONE BUT HE STILL DID NOT GET PRISON ONLY JAIL.

-- Posted by AL PARKE on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 9:39 AM

I think there are alot menatlly unstable people in Clay County. I get to watch COPS live every weekend. I truly enjoy it too. Thank You. There is nothing wrong with unstable people as long as We take our meds.

I don't believe Anyone deserves to have a spouse cheat on them. Ford made his bed when he jumped in bed with a married female. Trash is Trash ,in a trash can or in a bed

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 10:14 AM

I honestly can not believe just how absolutely ignorant some of you people are. I hope you never reproduce.

-- Posted by JustinH on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 11:43 AM

The comments on this thread remind me why Clay County and the once-great state of Indiana are in the mud. Both sides in this discussion are represented by degenerates. Matt and Jayme have cost the taxpayers more than their sorry tails are worth, and clearly their children will follow suit. This low-rent Jerry Springer stuff has to end. It's a disgrace to humanity that these people call themselves adults. Neither deserve to bear children and procreate. If you can't get a college degree, a real job, own a home, and stay married to the same person that made your children, then for the love of God, go live in the woods with the rest of the animals. Quit tolerating this pathetic loserville.

-- Posted by LastSanePerson on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 1:21 PM

Al Parke said: "I JUST DON'T GET IT WHAT DID MATT DO THAT IS SO WRONG THAT HE NEEDS TO GO TO PRISON,HE DID NOT KILL ANYONE".

No, I'm sure you don't "get it". I nominate you for Clay County Citizen of the Year.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 1:48 PM

AL PARKE:

1. You should learn to spell.

2. Try turning your "caps lock" off.

3. Unless you know the whole story about Deputy Lambert, I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself!

The people involved in this incident are all supposedly adults and they knew what they were doing. Now they should all have to accept and/or pay for their part in it.

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 4:14 PM

I would have never thought of him doing somthing like this. I worked with him at HAI. in greencastle. He was a really nice guy, goes to show you not everbody is who they say they are. Well I wish him the best, in the paper it states he was visibly shaken on the video confrence. This was not over what he did but thinking about meeting big bad John in the pen. Best of luck and watch your backside.

-- Posted by pepper1 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 4:19 PM

Really?!? He needs to be let go? He shot a man!!

-- Posted by lilmomma on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 5:19 PM

Just a thought about his inquiry into the proceedure of how to apply the defense, "not guilty by reason of (temporary) insanity." Is anyone sane when they can pull a trigger and shoot another person? Anyone that shoots someone is not sane. There should be no such defense. If his "estranged" wife was with another man and they are separated it might not be moral, but it is not worth killing over. He went there with a gun, therefore the temporary part leaves little room for discussion. Now not only is this man going to prison for a long time, he has tied a big red ribbon around his "estranged" wife and delivered her with gift card.

However, in closing I do have to say that AlParke might absolutely be eligible for the insanity plea!

-- Posted by opininated on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 5:42 PM

If he is shipped to Michigan city he can meet with his father inlaw and play cards.

-- Posted by pepper1 on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 6:16 PM

i am allways intertained by sum of the commints on this sight, Matt shudnt go to jail becuz he wuz upset and got mad and dun a stupid thing. maybe matt didnt no what a restrainin order wuz and maybe he asked Al and he didnt no either, so maybe matt went home cuz he didnt no his wife was dun with him and just happened to have his gun with him just in case her boyfriend wuz there. maybe he thout mr. ford wuz a burglar (tryin to steal his wife). Maybe matt could say he wuz sorry and wood not haf to go to jail.

Really, this is a serious crime and someone could have been killed. Matt could be facing a life sentence instead of a few years in jail. Counselling would be a good thing for all those involved.

-- Posted by sew&sew on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 9:05 PM

This has been so aweful to read. We are related to jayme. Mr. Parke and others that are posting negative things, your comments are so very hurtful. Do you know Jayme? Are you basing your opinions on the media reports? Matt has been cheating on her for countless months. She has tried to salvage their marriage because she loved him and wanted their children to have a father. It wasn't until she finally gained the strength to tell him no that she has put herself through college, all while raising three children on her own (with her family's help). This man is a pathological liar, conartist, changes his name, never kept a job to support them. Where do you get the statement "Matt is very responsible man?" Jayme and the children have lived in fear for so long. Jayme recently, after FILING FOR DIVORCE, then filing the restraining order when it became violent, met a male friend and has been in a supportive relationship that she deserves. Please, before you cast stones, know all of the facts. Jayme is not a cheater, she has always been the Epitome of responsibility. She has faced so much adversity in her short life, but somehow manages to overcome it. Instead of posting negativity and just ruthless comments, please just offer a prayer to her and her children.

Thank you to the clay county prosecutor's office for re-evaluating the charges he is facing. She is going to have to rebuild her life again and it will be so much easier with Matt in prison and not able to cause more danger. And another statement "what did matt do to deserve prison time"? He shot a man three times, endangered his children, held jayme hostage, violated a restraining order, stole a gun.... what about that don't you understand? This forum is just plain ignorant. I pray to god that Jayme doesn't see this.

-- Posted by pllalen on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 10:55 PM

Such a sad story on both sides.

Sounds like he lost his soul.

Basics gone wrong. You dont cheat on your spouse. You dont hit your wife. You dont start dating other people until you are divorced. The whole thing is a train wreck.

I hope the kids will be ok.

-- Posted by classof1979bhs on Wed, Sep 16, 2009, at 11:37 PM

OMG, first of all to Al Parke---you are absolutely out of your mind to think that Matt is owed an apology from anyone. He is the bad guy and you seem to have this all confused. You need to seek help not only for your spelling but your state of mind. Al Parke said and I quote "HOW DID SHE MAKE THAT MISTAKE NOBODY PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD AND FORST HER TO MERRY HIM SHE MADE THAT HER BUESSNESS SHE BASICLY ASKED FOR IT." Since when does someone have to hold a gun to your head to make a mistake??? As humans, we make mistakes and then "most" people learn from them.

Victory04---- 1. YOUR freakin trash 2. She did file for divorce and even if she didn't, there is no excuse for Matt's actions...he's trying to use temp insanity to get out of prison. He may be insane but he knew exactly what he was doing and he has been torturing her and her family for a long time.

LastSanePerson------clearly the name is not true and your the disgrace to humanity.

Pepper1----to funny, I hope Big Bad John takes good care of him.

Pllalen---People are just ruthless when it comes to running their mouths...don't let this get to you and if Jayme does read this I hope she reads this as well. She is not to blame for this and I can't even imagine what she has been through. I commend her for being there for her children and putting herself thru college, that alone speaks highly of her. I have and will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

-- Posted by jwilson4979 on Thu, Sep 17, 2009, at 1:12 AM

You apparently don't know either of them, which makes you a moron for posting this. First of all, Jayme has not costed the tax payers more than she is worth. The cops would never come to the home when she was in danger or when he ripped her nursing uniforms and diplomas and destroyed the children's clothes and toys. This stand off is the first interaction, other than when they served him with the divorce and restraining order papers. Matt, yes, he's a waste of my tax money. Jayme has always worked her A&% off to support her children, she is not a welfare mom. She has never been in trouble and just fell in love with a complete con artist. Love is blind. Their children will NOT be following in their mother's footsteps because she is an amazing role model and has fantastic family support. And... to enlighten you, she does have a college degree, has worked since she was around 16 years old, and she does own her own home. She is a nurse. She nutures people, committs her career to helping our community, she is one of the most well respected person that is as honest an caring as I know. You would be lucky to know her. She may even take care of your family members in her nursing duties. I really think that anyone that posts such hateful negativity and calls people "jerry springer trash" needs to evaluate why they feel the need to post this about someone they don't even know. This whole blog saddens me very much. AL Parke, I don't know you, but I believe you are just trying to stir S**t, and I beg that you rethink these mean, hateful things you are saying. Her children may read this sometime. But, with their age and maturity due to her terrific mothering, I believe they have more brain cells than some of the people that have posted on here and know their mommy. Please use the curtisosity that is posted above une thi

-- Posted by pllalen on Thu, Sep 17, 2009, at 4:00 AM

LOL, what a riot based on misconception and, mostly, written up so as to give a person the impression that the writer is devoid of education, intelligence, knowledge of enough law to keep himself out of trouble, or sense enough to actually be loose within our society. I only respond, after reading this idiocy because someone needs to interject something to prove that the people of Clay County are not all idiots and that some of the things that have been said irritated me, personally.

1. Internet communication etiquette: Typing in all CAPS indicates that you are YELLING at people! Learn to use both upper and lower case letters so that you can communicate effectively.

2. Poor spelling, poor punctuation, and poor grammar that is consistent throughout a post or any other written communication indicates that it is written by an illiterate person.

3. Law: If a person brings a weapon a distance, they have thought about using it, period. That shows premeditation.

4. If you use a weapon, you expect to cause harm. If you shoot someone, you intend to hurt them. If you shoot someone more than once, you didn't think you hurt them bad enough with the first bullet. When you shoot them in the back as they are trying to get away from you, it is my opinion that you want to hurt them REALLY bad.

5. Relationships: how well do we ever know another person? No one knows everything about anyone else, not your parents, not your spouse, not your children, and surely not someone you are less familiar with as they do not reside with you or confide in you. A person can only form an opinion on what they know or hear from sources that they trust.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 2:09 PM

Forgot that there is a word limit on this site: had to cut post into two.

6. Marriage / divorce: These are personal decisions that are then documented in our legal system. On a personal level, they are binding at the point that the decision is made. On the legal side, they are not binding until the legal system takes action which can be a very long time. Before someone starts quoting the Bible to me, you may well consider the differences in the legal system of the time that Christ walked this Earth or prior to that and the legal system that functions in the United States of America in this day and age. I am a Christian, but I have divorced. It took me three years, but my decision, personally, was made in a specific instant. In the time of Christ, a divorce consisted of returning the woman to her family and telling them to keep her, period.

7. Getting a college degree, a "real" job, owning a home, and staying the person whom with you have a child as being prerequisites of being a productive member of this society: In this society, there are many reasons why a person might or might not get a college degree but it is not the possession or absence of a piece of paper that makes a person a member of society. It is the interaction between that individual and that society. There are people with doctorates that do not have the practical wisdom to open a door before trying to walk through it (I know this for a fact as I was the man who removed the door to his office to prevent him from breaking his nose for the THIRD time) and there are people with little or no formal education who contribute greatly to our society on a daily basis (why did I just think of all of the illegal aliens that do so much of this nation's "dirty" work, not to mention our own citizens thus employed, as not being able to do anything as they do not have a degree?). It is not the education that you get or can get, it is what you do with the education that you have that determines your worth to society. (Just so you know, I hold no degree from any college and do not plan to invest in one as it would serve no purpose for me to have one.) Owning a home, well, that's going to put a lot of people who have invested in rental properties in a bind, trying to sell them to people WHO DON"T HAVE THE MONEY to own their own home.....LOL Staying with a person with whom you have had a relationship and children with, even after the relationship has changed for the worst, well, go back up and read #6 again if you didn't understand it the first time.

Sew&Sew -- Your post of Sep 16, 9:05, had me going for a minute. I thought that perhaps you had been visiting with Jack Daniels or Jim Beam for too long before sitting down to write from the first of it..........LOL!

One other thing: PLEASE, do not feed the TROLLS! They are on a very strict diet of SILENCE and feeding them only upsets them and causes them to keep posting inane drivel that will irritate anyone with a lick of sense or decency!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 2:11 PM

pllalen,

Please, Jayme is no saint. Its pretty sad that both her kids fathers are sitting in jail right now.

Not on welfare? Maybe not now that Matt supported her while she went to college.

What Matt did was wrong, but I'm sure anyone would flip out if they seen their wife in bed with another man. And yes, Jayme has a habit of going back and forth with these losers...you know there is two sides to every story. I think she played head games just as much as he did.

I just hate the fact that now Matt is probably going to end up in prison, I feel sorry for his daughter.

-- Posted by mywords1 on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 2:41 PM

Matt supported her? I worked with Matt until June of this year, and I know Jayme's family. Matt did NOT support her in the least. He made her life a living hell and I am embarressed to say we were friends. Jayme isn't an angel, but who is? We all make mistakes and I agree that her mistake was marrying Matthew. I've had to hear stories about what he has done to her and her kids. I also feel sorry for his daughter but not because he's going to rot in jail. He put their lives in danger and ruined their belongings. That screams "Father of the Year", doesn't it? He is psycho and I hope he thinks about what he's done and how this reflects on his child and step children. I'm just glad he is finally out of their lives. They are a lot safer now! And amen Jennifer, I agree!

-- Posted by Mroberts16 on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 6:56 PM

Jayme is not trash! I don't like how you comment yet do not know the whole story. No matter what the story is though, Matt SHOT a man, who almost died. I don't care what state of mind he was in, he tried killing a man. Then held her hostage! He was going to kill her too. I am still in shock that this could have been prevented had the police stepped in A LONG time ago!

-- Posted by Mroberts16 on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 7:01 PM