Aubrey, Goheen accept plea agreements, jail time

Friday, January 14, 2011

PUTNAMVILLE -- The Criminal Investigation Division at the Putnamville Post has recently received notifications from Parke County Circuit Court and Clay County Superior Court on the sentencing of two defendants previously arrested by detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville.

Matthew A. Aubrey, 28, of Fillmore, under the terms of a plea agreement has pled guilty in two Class B felonies criminal and aggravated battery.

Aubrey was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on each count and all but five years was suspended. He was credited for 490 days already served, with the remainder to be served at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

He will also be placed on probation for 10 years.

Aubrey was initially charged in Clay Superior Court with five felony counts: attempted murder, burglary resulting in bodily injury, criminal confinement, aggravated battery and criminal recklessness. The charges were the result of a domestic dispute on Sept. 10, 2009 in which Aubrey allegedly confined his estranged wife Jayme, and a male friend, Frank L. Ford.

During that time, Aubrey was alleged to have shot Ford, who survived.

The criminal investigation in that case was conducted by ISP detective Chris Carter.

Neil A. Goheen, 54, of New Carlisle, under the terms of a plea agreement pled guilty to one count of theft, a Class D felony.

Goheen was originally charged in Parke Circuit Court with two Class D felony counts, theft and official misconduct, Class D felony.

Goheen was sentenced to two years in the Indiana Department of Corrections (executed), with a civil judgment against him in favor of the town of Rockville in the amount of $43,200.

The charges stem from a 2010 investigation by ISP detective Tony Guinn and Special Agent Darrell Boehmer of the Indiana Office of Inspector General's Office. In October of 2009, Goheen billed the Town of Rockville for $43,200 through his Buckman Company for the purpose of "engineering services" and "placement of equipment" for the improving and enhancement of the town's wastewater treatment plant capabilities.

The Buckman Company received the money in November, but had never performed the work.

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  • The correct name is Indiana Department of Correction. Only one correction.

    -- Posted by River Rat on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 6:59 AM
  • 5 yrs for attempted murder? Holy moly,thats almost "motivation" to kill for others,not a deterrant.How many moroons will say,heck 5 yrs, and Im really wanting to kill them?The prosecutors and overall justice system in this county and surrounding are really letting its citizens down. Vote for change of direction,we need the old "protect and serve" mentality to last past just the squad car and patrolmen.Maybe over at the courthouses,that way serving and protecting will catch on.Cops risk lives and the system goes so soft on the perps....its sad,crazy and unjustifiable....

    -- Posted by taintedtown on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 11:53 AM
  • You only do about 10 for actually killing them.

    -- Posted by KeyboardWarrior on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 3:16 PM
  • And yet a friend of mine got 1 year just for throwing his wife off him when she attacked him with a weapon. Doesn't quite seem fair.

    -- Posted by Clovertucky on Mon, Jan 17, 2011, at 6:35 PM
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