Matthew Griffin Sentenced

The Bowling Green man who held a Warren County deputy hostage in August 2006, is sentenced in Warren Circuit Court on June 26, 2007.

Judge John Grise accepted the Recommendation of the Commonwealth, sentencing Matthew Lee Griffin to 30 years in the state penitentiary.

Griffin took Deputy Tony Chism’s gun as they wrestled on the roof of Griffin’s home, the night of August 2, 2006. He then held Chism hostage, firing random shots at officers surrounding the house.

One of those shots hit Bowling Green Police Officer Robert Hansen’s ankle holster.

Griffin had earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of wanton endangerment, kidnapping, assault and disarming a police officer.


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