34-year-old Boardman man charged with murder in Salem

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By David Skolnick




Salem police charged a 34-year-old Boardman man with killing his estranged girlfriend inside her Oak Street house here.

Mason M. Feisel of Afton Avenue is in the Columbiana County Jail without bond pending arraignment in county municipal court either today or Friday, said Sgt. Dave Talbert, the lead investigator on this case.

Police didn’t provide details on how they believe Samantha A. Shasteen, 32, died.

But police charged Feisel with her murder and called her his “estranged girlfriend.”

Shasteen’s father called police, who found her body in the bathroom of the home at 2107 Oak St. about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Shasteen’s father saw Feisel in the garage, went inside to find his daughter and told police that when he returned to the garage, Feisel was gone.

Police found him shortly after lying against a tree in a nearby backyard with what officers said looked like several self-inflicted wounds on his neck and arms.

Feisel initially disobeyed commands from officers to roll on his stomach to be handcuffed, police said.

He eventually obeyed, and was taken to Salem Community Hospital. He was treated for his injuries and arrested after being discharged from the hospital, police said.

Assisting police are the Columbiana County Sheriff’s office and coroner’s office, the county prosecutor’s office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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