Update: Paul Douglas Sizemore charged with three counts of murder

Published: Dec. 10, 2018 at 9:12 PM EST
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Dec. 13 8:40 a.m.

Court officials in Leslie County tell WYMT Paul Douglas Sizemore is scheduled to appear in Court Tuesday, December 18 around 10 a.m.

A judge set his bond at $1 million.

Dec. 12 4:55 p.m.

Kentucky State Police have charged Paul Douglas Sizemore with three counts of murder in connection to the deaths of Larry, Norma and Chad Bowling.

Dec. 12 3:00 p.m.

Paul Douglas Sizemore was taken to the Leslie County Detention Center.

Originally police said they would take him to a hospital and then put him in the Kentucky River Regional Jail, but then changed their plan.

Update: We just learned from Kentucky State Police that Paul Douglas Sizemore was not taken to the hospital or the Kentucky River Regional Jail at all. Instead, police took him to the Leslie County Detention Center.

Posted by WYMT on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m.

Kentucky State Police have released more details about the arrest of Paul Douglas Sizemore.

Troopers got a call around 10:50 Wednesday morning from a home in the Cutshin community of Leslie County. The caller said they saw Sizemore outside the home.

“While Lieutenant Jenny Jackie Joseph was proceeding to that residence she observed a male subject walking in the vicinity of Kentucky 699, which is Cutshin Road, she stopped, she immediately stopped at which time the male subject was identified as Paul Douglas Sizemore," said Trooper Jody Sims, Kentucky State Police.

They confronted the man who surrendered immediately.

"He got down did not give any kind of umm resistance and he was taken into custody without incident at the time," said Sims. "He was being considered armed and dangerous until apprehended or located alive or dead obviously he's alive and was located without any type of weapon so that was definitely a plus for police officers."

Sizemore complained of pain to his feet from prolonged exposure to cold weather, police said.

Dec. 12 11:20 a.m.

Kentucky State Police have arrested Paul Douglas Sizemore.

They brought him to KSP Post 13 in Perry County. They say they were able to arrest him without any issues. He was not carrying any weapons at the time, we are told.

Police said they were surprised to find Sizemore still in the area.

Sizemore faces charges for allegedly ramming a police cruiser and allegedly shooting at a trooper.

He is also wanted for questioning in connection to the triple-murder of the Bowling family in Leslie County.

Police said Sizemore told them he was outside all Tuesday night. He possibly has frostbite and other injuries to his feet. Once questioned, troopers said they will take him to Hazard ARH for treatment.

Paul Douglas Sizemore

LIVE: Here's the latest on what we know about Paul Douglas Sizemore and his arrest after a three-day manhunt in connection to the Leslie County triple-murder investigation.

Posted by WYMT on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Troopers locate Leslie County fugitive Paul Douglas Sizemore, who is charged with attempted murder of a police officer and is wanted for questioning in connection to the Leslie County triple-murder.

Posted by WYMT on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Dec.12 8:30 a.m.

Officials with the Perry County Sheriff's Department say they will have extra deputy sheriffs and extra patrol at Leatherwood Elementary on Wednesday.

"I just want all my parents to know that the students here are safe. We are continuing instruction I want them to know I have their best interest at heart and that the Perry County school system will do what ever possible to make our students safe," said Emily Duke, Principal.

They are upping security measures because the search is still ongoing for Paul Douglas Sizemore.

Leatherwood Sheriff Les Burgett and the Perry County Sheriff Department will have extra Deputy Sheriffs and Extra Patrol at Leatherwood Elementary School. due to the wanted fugitive in Leslie County.

Posted by Perry County Sheriff Department on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Dec. 12 5:00a.m.

The hunt for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide and the attempted murder of a police officer enters its third day.

No new reports surfaced overnight on the status of Paul Douglas Sizemore.

While rumors continue to circulate on Sizemore's whereabouts, Kentucky State Police could not confirm nor deny if they believe Sizemore is still in the Leslie County area.

Our newsroom continues to follow this story.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Dec. 11, 6:45 p.m.

Kentucky State Police have released more details about the triple-murder investigation in Leslie County.

Around 7 p.m. Monday night, troopers responded to a call of shots fired on Wolf Creek Road in the Yeaddiss community. While on their way to the scene, a trooper's cruiser was intentionally rammed by an oncoming car on Coon Creek Road.

Police said the driver of the car then got out and fired shots at the trooper. The driver, later identified as Paul Douglas Sizemore, ran away on foot. The trooper was not injured.

Kentucky State Police have confirmed that Trooper Lewis did return fire with his state-issued gun, Police did not release how many rounds were fired between the two.

The trooper has been identified as Ethan Lewis. Lewis recently returned to work after he was in a serious crash on I-75 last year, which nearly killed him.

A short time after the incident with Sizemore, deputies found the bodies of Larry, Norma and Chad Bowling. Autopsies will be performed at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

"Larry and Norma Bowling, husband and wife were found inside of the residence and their son Chad Bowling was found outside," said Trooper Jody Sims with Kentucky State Police.

Sizemore is charged with attempted murder of a police officer and is a person of interest in the triple-murder case. At this time, police have not identified or located anyone in connection to the Bowling deaths. They are continuing to investigate.

"At the moment there has not been a tie or connection to Mr. Sizemore for the three deceased individuals that were located but obviously that is part of this ongoing investigation to see if they were connected," said Sims.

Police are asking the public to contact them at 606-435-6069 if they have information about Sizemore's whereabouts. He may have a weapon and is considered dangerous. Do not approach him if you see him.

"We urge anyone to continue to urge anyone that lives in those communities in the areas of Leslie county and a broader radius to be vigilant on observing for Paul Douglas Sizemore. If they're familiar with him and know what he looks like or not and they might come in contact with him. We urge them not to approach him and try and make contact with him he should be considered armed and dangerous," said Sims.

Sizemore is described as a white man, 5'10" tall and weighing about 198 pounds. He has green eyes and dark hair.

A special response team is there searching for Sizemore.

On Monday night, when police shut down part of highway 80, Sandy Adams kept her store open late so they wouldn't have to stay in the cold.

"The parking lot was full and then the store, probably 30 to 40 people at any given time," said Adams.

Leslie County Triple Murder

Live: WYMT's Connor James and Will Puckett have the latest update in the Leslie County triple-murder investigation

Posted by WYMT on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. Update

We know now the names of the three people that were found dead in Leslie County Monday night.

Police confirm that husband and wife, Larry Bowling, 64, and Norma Bowling, 61, were killed in their house.

Two houses over, their son Chad Bowling, 38, was found dead.

All three had gunshot wounds, police said.

We do not know what type of weapons were used or how many times they were shot.

Police are looking for Paul Douglas Sizemore. He is wanted for allegedly ramming a police cruiser.

He has a warrant out for his arrest for attempted murder of a police officer. Police said Sizemore shot at a trooper. He is also a person of interest in the triple murder.

A police helicopter is out searching the area for Sizemore.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Leslie County Manhunt

Live: Kentucky State Police discuss manhunt for Leslie County murder suspect. Three people were found dead yesterday.

Posted by WYMT on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Original Story

The search for an accused killer continues after three people were found dead in Leslie County.

Kentucky State Police said they were first called just before 7 p.m. Monday to Wolf Creek Road in the Cutshin Community.

It is not clear how the three people were killed.

Troopers said the three people killed were found in two separate homes.

Kentucky State Police say they are currently searching for Paul Douglas Sizemore

Troopers say police have dealt with Sizemore in the last couple weeks, including a traffic stop where he drove into a creek and ran away before police made it to the car.

Sizemore also has active warrants out for his arrest.

We have attached two previous mugshots of Sizemore to this story. Please note that his appearance may have changed since these pictures were last taken.

The violence left neighbors in disbelief. Teddy Burke lives in the area.

"It's just kind of shocking you know," he said. "Me and my wife was coming from town and state police passed me a-flyin', and we got up here and we seen all these blue lights and the police pouring in and we didn't know what was going on."

Officials say KY-699 is still blocked off and will remain closed until further notice.

We are told Leslie County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are on the scene.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.