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UPDATE - Armed/Dangerous Central Kentucky Fugitive Takes His Life when Found by Police 

KENTUCKY (03/27/15) - On Thursday, March 26, Kentucky State Police issued a search for a Casey County, KY man who was considered armed and dangerous after exchanging gunfire with an officer. In the afternoon hours of the search for the man, he was located in Boyle County, KY.

According to KSP officials, Post 7 Richmond received a tip that Matthew Dale Grider had been seen in the area of Curtis Road in rural Boyle County. The Boyle County Sheriff's Department, with one K9, and KSP personnel, responded to the area and began to track Grider.

The search led to a barn in a field where Grider was spotted as he fled on foot out the rear of the barn. Following a lengthy pursuit, Grider brandished a firearm and fatally shot himself.

No shots were fired by law enforcement.

The death investigation is being handled by Detectives with KSP Post 7.

The Original Article is posted below...


KENTUCKY (03/26/15) - The Kentucky State Police are currently seeking any public information regarding the whereabouts of a central Kentucky man after a shootout that took place on March 25, 2015.

According to KSP officials, Officers with the KSP Drug Enforcement Special Investigation Unit were searching for 34-year-old Matthew Dale Grider in Casey County, KY to execute a search warrant. Once Grider was located, shots were exchanged and Grider fled the scene.

Officials state that the officer received no injuries and Grider’s condition is unknown. Officials are unsure if Grider fled the area or is still in the central Kentucky region.

Grider is a 34-year-old white male (pictured with this article). He is approximately 6’1 tall with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray cap, tan shirt and blue jeans. KSP states that Grider is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached in any way.

If anyone has any information regarding Grider’s whereabouts, please contact local law enforcement immediately by dialing 911 or call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
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