Warrant issued in a reported hit and run
MASON, W.Va. – A warrant was issued against a Meigs County man in an alleged intentional hit and run on June 17, according to Mason Police Chief Colton McKinney.
Matthew Allen Eblin, Jr., 25, of Long Bottom, Ohio, is named to the warrant on a charge of attempted first degree murder. The alleged incident happened around 4 a.m. at the Stewart-Johnson VFW / Lottie Jenks Memorial Park, when Aaron Stone was allegedly struck by a dark-colored truck near the park scene.
According to the police report, the driver of the truck asked Stone and a man accompanying him if they had a problem. The report further states that the driver then “cut” the accelerator pedal and struck Stone, who McKinney said was sitting on a parking barrier. The chief said the incident was unrelated to drugs.
Stone was treated by Mason County EMS before being transported by helicopter to hospital. The chief said Stone was treated for a fractured ankle, ribs, eye socket and nose, as well as a laceration to the head.
McKinney said he and Officer Aaron Turner investigated the incident, with the help and cooperation of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department. The chef also credited an anonymous person who sent him a private message on Facebook with a tip.
Anyone who comes in contact with Eblin should call his local law enforcement agency, McKinney said.
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A warrant has been issued against a Meigs County man in connection with an intentional hit and run that allegedly took place on June 17 in Mason, western Virginia, near the memorial park scene Stewart-Johnson VFW / Lottie Jenks, Pictured here.
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