Matthew Dreibelbis, 37, of Bellefonte, has been charged in the death of Jeremy D. Cantolina, 38, of Snow Shoe, according to state police at Rockview.
The charges stem from an alleged shooting Friday morning at Cantolina’s home on the 200 block of Moshannon Avenue.
Snow Shoe Fire Company and EMS responded to the home at about 7:14 a.m. after neighbors found Cantolina’s body in the driveway. First responders attempted CPR, but Cantolina was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was shot at about 4:30 a.m. when he was leaving for work.
Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers called Cantolina’s death “suspicious,” and the coroner’s office, state troopers and a forensics team combed the area for evidence well into the afternoon.
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The investigation led state troopers to Dreibelbis, who allegedly confessed to the killing during a police interview. Police also learned Dreibelbis was allegedly in a relationship with Cantolina’s wife for more than three years.
Dreibelbis was charged Saturday with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, aggravated assault, possessing instruments of a crime and simple assault. Bail was denied by Judge Carmine Prestia. He was taken to Centre County Correctional Facility.
The preliminary hearing for Dreibelbis is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 23.