Rural Commiskey Man Shot After Firing At Police

A rural Commiskey man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound last Wednesday after shooting at police tryng to serve a warrant for his arrest.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, ISP officers and Deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of Robert Matney, 7465 S 750 W, Commiskey to serve a warrant for intimidation around 10 a.m. New Year’s Eve.

Goodin said the warrant stemmed from threats Matney allegedly made to local law enforcement, elected officials, a former employer and family members.

Goodin said when police arrived, Matney was at his mail box and ran back into his home when he saw the officials. Matney, age 38, fired a gun at police from inside the house who returned fire striking Matney in the hand.

Matney came outside and surrendered to police.

He was transported by EMS from the scene for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured during the exchange of the gun fire.

As a result of Matney’s actions, additional charges may be filed by the Jennings County Prosecutor, Goodin said.