A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man is dead this morning, and another man is in custody in
connection with that death.
According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, the victim is Eric Houser.
Reports indicate Houser was stabbed to death outside the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmen’s Club, just north of town.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has taken 47-year-old Sammy Kehrer into custody. He is currently charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. It is anticipated he will be arraigned and formally charged this morning in Jefferson County Court.
The sheriff’s department has not released any further details at this time. The investigation is continuing.