Central Point man indicted on murder and arson charges.

By Steve Best Fri 9th September News

A Central Point man suspected of killing his former girlfriend has been indicted on a murder charge, five counts of first-degree arson and a charge of first-degree abuse of a corpse.

A Jackson County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Wheeler, Thursday after hearing testimony from 13 people in the course of four hours.

Murder carries a possible life sentence with a mandatory 25-year sentence. Arson carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven and a half years. Abuse of a corpse is a class B felony with a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years.

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