Griffin Indicted

The man who’s accused of holding a Warren County sheriff’s deputy hostage and shooting at another officer, is indicted by the Warren County grand jury.

Matthew Griffin faces four counts of attempted murder on a police officer, kidnapping, two counts of wanton endangerment, assault and disarming a peace officer.

At Griffin’s preliminary hearing on Aug. 9, 2006, Detective Greg Dukes of Kentucky State Police, testified that Griffin ran into the attic of his home on Kentucky Street after sheriff’s deputies tried to serve him with a warrant. Griffin then punched through the roof where he was met by Captain Tony Chism. Griffin took Chism’s gun and put it to Chism’s head. Griffin also fired at the front and back of the residence hitting Bowling Green Police Officer Robert Hanson in the ankle.

Griffin’s bond was reduced from $1 million to $500,000.

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