Athens County Man Indicted after Perry County Woman’s Death

by Emily Baird on February 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

An Athens County man is indicted on formal charges in court.

26-year-old Matthew Culbertson appeared yesterday and faces one count of murder, two counts of involuntary manslaughter, four counts of felonious assault, one count of reckless homicide, and one count of using a weapon while intoxicated.

He will be arraigned this Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Culbertson was arrested after an incident in New Marshfield Saturday. 22-year-old Jerri Vernon of New Straitsville was found shot in the stomach and later died from her injury at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.