St. Marys Woman Arrested On Murder Charges

Stephanie Sweigart
Staff Writer

UPDATE: 1:26 p.m. From the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office: The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported shooting, west of St. Marys, in the Sandy Beach area at 3:32 a.m. Saturday. 

Upon arrival, deputies located Wesley A. Sweigart, 36, deceased inside the residence. While on scene, deputies took Stephanie L. Sweigart, 30 into custody. Sweigart was transported to the Auglaize County Correctional Center and incarcerated on a charge of murder.

Assisting at the scene was St. Marys Police Department, St. Marys EMS, Ohio BCI&I and the Auglaize County Proseuctor's Office. 

Sheriff Al Solomon advised that although this incident happened early this morning, out of respect for the family, the office will not release any information until the next of kin has been contacted.

The investigation is in the very early stages and no further comment can be made at this time.

At 11:17 a.m.: According to WCSM radio: Online jail records indicate 30-year-old Stephanie Sweigart of St Marys was arrested early Saturday Morning on murder charges.

St. Marys EMS responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. to Pershing Drive. According to WCSM Radio, radio traffic indicated the police responded to a shooting at a residence on Pershing Drive at approximately 3 a.m.

Sweigart is being held without bond in the Auglaize County Jail according to the sheriff office's website.

The Auglaize County Coroner was on the scene Saturday morning, according to WCSM.

When contacting the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office, a dispatcher said there was an ongoing investigation into the situation and released no further details.

Additional details including the victim's identity are expected to made available at a later time.