Wellston Shooting Suspect Arrested in Circleville


A Wellston man, accused of being involved in a shooting, was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) on a warrant out of Jackson County.

The Alliance of the Circleville Police Department, the Circleville Municipal Court Probation Department and the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Strike Team apprehended 29-year-old Matthew Cooper, who was wanted in connection to a shooting in Wellston.

Multiple search warrants were conducted at the Rodeway Inn where Cooper and a female were located hiding from the U.S. Marshals Office. The pair surrendered without altercation.

Cooper was charged with multiple Felonious Assaults, Weapons Under Disability and Adult Parole Violation and transported to the Pickaway County Jail.


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