Suspect in Cannelton Shooting Found

The suspect wanted for his alleged role in a fatal shooting in Perry County has been picked up in Kentucky.

Indiana State Police say a car occupied by 47-year old Stacy Matheny of Cannelton was spotted just before 4 o’clock CDT Monday afternoon by a deputy with the Hancock County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department.

The man wanted for the murder of 47-year old Philip Chase that was reported to have taken place in Cannelton was located along State Road 144 north of Patesville, KY.

The vehicle was stopped on S.R. 144 west of Goering Road. Matheny was taken into custody without incident. Police say a handgun was recovered from inside the car. Matheny was arrested and taken to the Hancock County Jail where he is currently being held on charges from both Kentucky and Indiana.

Police say just after 11 am CDT Monday, Matheny drove to a residence along the 4300 Block of Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton and confronted Chase outside the residence.

After a brief verbal altercation, police say Matheny allegedly pulled a handgun and fatally shot Chase.
Chase was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Perry County Coroner. Police say Chase was visiting the person who resides at the residence when the incident occurred.

Police say Stacy Matheny’s father, Earl Matheny, was driving the vehicle when they were stopped by deputies. Earl Matheny was not arrested. Police say their investigation is continuing.

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