Man Arrested after Shooting Death

by Emily Baird on February 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

A Perry County woman is dead after a shooting incident yesterday.

The Athens County Sheriff’s office says it responded to Biddyville Road in New Marshfield and found that 22-year-old Jerri Vernon of New Straitsville had a gun shot wound near her stomach.

She was taken to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital where she died about an hour later.

Operations Officer, Lieutenant Bryan Cooper, says 26-year-old Matthew Culbertson was taken into custody on an involuntary manslaughter charge, with more charges pending. He is being held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.