CHALMERS, Ind. (WLFI) — New details about the investigation of a man accused of stabbing his mother to death in White County were released Tuesday. According to court documents, 44-year-old Brian Neal allegedly stabbed his mother, Cheryl Wingate, on April 28th.
Court documents also state Neal's brother, Charles Wingate called the police around 3:30 p.m. saying his mother had been stabbed. Police found Neal walking down State 43. He told the deputy he had stabbed his mother and brother after Cheryl tried to hit him with a frying pan. The deputy found a knife laying on the road next to Neal.
Investigators say Neal lived with his grandfather Wallace Neal at a home near Cheryl Wingate where she lived with Charles Wingate.
Wingate told investigators his mother said they were having problems with Neal that morning and later that day Wingate said he saw Neal climb out a window holding a knife.
Neal told him to call 911. Wingate said Neal came into the home and started pointing the knife at him and his mother.
He says Cheryl Wingate got a frying pan and tried to get Neal to leave. That's when he says he saw Neal stab him in the chest.
Neal was formally charged with one count of murder Thursday morning.