TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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A Murray Man Arrested on Felony Charges
Date of News Release: 06/23/2011
(Murray, Ky) -- On June 23, 2011, Kentucky State Police arrested Matthew J. O'Neal, 22 of Murray, on an indictment warrant for Attempted Unlawful Transaction with a Minor, 1st Degree (Sex Act, Victim under 16), a class C felony, and two counts of Use of an Electronic Communication System to Procure a Minor for a Sex Offense, a class D felony. Due to the concerns of citizens in Calloway County of inappropriate behavior by Mr. O'Neal, Kentucky State Police initiated an investigation. The investigation was then presented to the Calloway County Grand Jury on June 16, and a warrant was returned. Mr. O'Neal is lodged in the Calloway County Jail on a $25,000 bond. The investigation continues by Detective Kyle Nall of Kentucky State Police.