|Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:18 PM
|Issue of September 17, 2014
July 23, 2014 | 09:39 AM
A Corydon man wanted in connection with last week's murder of a Louisville taxi cab driver was arrested Sunday morning in New York.
Miles J. Matthews, 27, was arrested in Watertown, N.Y., by New York State Police and City of Watertown Police after he was pulled over while driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring owned by Adam Gregg, 34, who was found dead Thursday in Goshen in Oldham County.
Miles J. Matthews
Watertown is located about 30 miles south of the Canadian border.
Police in New York were notified by law enforcement personnel in Kentucky that Matthews may be in the area Saturday. Oldham County Police released a statement saying they issued a warrant for his arrest and, through the cooperation of several state, local and federal authorities, determined he had possibly fled to New York or Canada.
According to the Watertown Daily Times, another person was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest and was taken into custody, but police gave no further information about the person.
On Thursday, a homeowner discovered Gregg's body laying in a treeline next to her gravel driveway and called police, who combed the area for clues into the murder.
Mary Gregg reported her son missing Thursday night after he didn't return home to his wife after work.
Gregg's family tracked down where his last pickup occurred, which was at a motel room at a Red Roof Inn along Preston Highway in Louisville. The family also learned from a couple in a neighboring motel room that the passenger Gregg picked up had shown suspicious behavior.
Harrison County Sheriff Rodney (Rod) Seelye said Monday that his department already had an active investigation into Matthews in an unrelated theft case.
"We believe he had stolen thousands of dollars worth of items, including at least one firearm, from his father, and we were already in the process of recovering those items from pawn shops when we were contacted by Oldham County police," Seelye said. "We obtained and served a search warrant for his father's house, but (Matthews) was not there."
Matthews, who is a former corrections officer at the Harrison County Jail and has had two theft cases in the past, is charged with murder and theft by unlawful taking. He is being held without bond and is jailed in Watertown, where he will be arraigned.