Alleged Killer Arraigned As Fugitive From Justice
A former north country man wanted in the murder of a Kentucky cab driver was arraigned in Jefferson County Court Monday afternoon on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.
State police arrested 27 year old Miles Matthews in Watertown on Sunday.
Matthews, who now lives in Indiana, is wanted in the murder of a taxi driver in Oldham County, Kentucky.
That murder happened on Thursday and police were looking for the victim's car, a 2007 silver Chrysler Sebring.
The body of 34 year old Adam Gregg was found Thursday night in Oldham County, Kentucky.
State police said they found Matthews and the car on North Meadow Street in Watertown.
New York State Police said they were given a heads-up by Kentucky authorities. They said Matthews is from this area.
As for the reason Matthews is suspected of killing the taxi driver, all state police could say is that heroin was involved.
Kentucky police said Mathews was the last person to ride with the taxi driver.
"We knew the victim's vehicle was stolen and so we were looking for that vehicle as well as Mr. Matthews and they were both located here," said Sergeant James Brown of the Oldham County Police Department in Kentucky.
He said police knew Matthews was in Watertown by tracking the credit card he allegedly stole from the victim.
He is not exactly sure why Matthews traveled to Watertown, but says he does have connections to this area.
"It's our understanding that he had some affiliates here or associates here. I believe he did spend some time in the armed forces. Either he was stationed in this area or at some point during that period he had lived in this area," said Brown.
Matthews was arraigned in the town of Brownville on Sunday on a count of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property for allegedly having the murder victim's vehicle.
Matthews is being held without bail in the Jefferson County Jail.
His next court appearance is set for July 30.
The district attorney said Matthews' extradition will be discussed then.
"He has the right to contest that he's not the Miles Matthews that they are looking for down in the state of Kentucky and that in fact he's being held illegally and not connected to that matter," said DA Cindy Intschert.
Kentucky is looking to extradite Matthews.