Two Bowling Green Residents Wanted For Fleeing Scene of Crash Now Wanted In Edmonson County On Theft/Burglary Charges
Darren Doyle, story:
Two Bowling Green residents wanted for fleeing from law enforcement last night after crashing on Shadyland Church road now face burglary and theft charges in Edmonson County.
Matthew Whittaker (29) and Leslie Matlock (35) are both wanted after they fled from Warren County deputies and crashed in Edmonson County late Thursday night. New developments have surfaced and now the couple is also wanted in Edmonson County.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said they received a call from the owner of an abandoned house in Chalybeate this morning that said his property was broken into last night. Authorities said evidence at the scene pointed to the wanted couple and that they likely hid out there while on the run from deputies.
An EC sheriff's deputy said he received another call this morning from the owner of a stolen Honda Pioneer UTV in the same area that went missing last night. According to the sheriff's office, the owner found the UTV at a nearby trailer park just over the Warren County line this morning near the home of one of the wanted person's grandmother. It was reported that the UTV had been severely crashed and was heavily damaged.
Edmonson County officials said that in addition to the fleeing charges from last night in Warren County, the couple will also face multiple burglary, theft, and criminal mischief charges, and they are currently on the run.
Anyone with any information as to their location is asked to call the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office as 270-597-2157 or the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 270-842-1633.