A Taylorville man is dead after a stabbing on Tuesday afternoon. At 1:08 PM Taylorville Police responded along with Taylorville Fire Department and Dunn’s Ambulance to 1015 East Adams Street. Upon arrival, they found 40-year-old Jason R. Bright bleeding from a single stab wound to the chest area. Officers began first aid and secured the scene. Bright was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler spoke to Regional Radio News about the incident.
During the investigation, it was revealed that 21-year-old Michaela L. Herpstrieth fled to a different location. Officers were able to take her into custody without incident and she was transported to the Taylorville Police Department. Both were known to law enforcement to be in a relationship. Michaela L. Herpstrieth was charged with homicide and transported to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office for processing. The investigation is ongoing.
The Taylorville Police Department says this is an isolated incident and not a danger to citizens of Taylorville.
Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler thanked States Attorney Mike Havera for reviewing the case and approving charges.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates as this story progresses.