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KSP: Paul Douglas Sizemore Captured

Posted at 11:33 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 17:44:49-05

LESLIE COUNTY (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police have captured a man who they say was wanted in connection with the deaths of three people in Leslie County.

Troopers tell LEX18 they’ve taken 52-year-old Paul Douglas “Doug” Sizemore into custody in Leslie County. Officers say they captured him in the Cutshin community. He surrendered without incident and was taken to the hospital to be treated for exposure.

Sizemore was wanted after three people were found dead at a home on Wolf Creek Road off KY-699 in the Cutshin community.

Police say the bodies were found in two neighboring homes, with two bodies found in one, and one body found in the other.

The victims were identified as Larry Bowling, Norma Bowling and Chad Bowling.

He has been charged in connection to those murders. He was also charged with attempted murder of a state trooper.

Court documents say Sizemore was charged with murder in the late 1980s and re-emerged in 2003 with charges of receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia possession, fleeing or evading police, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Some of those charges were dismissed, but officials were already looking for Sizemore before last night.

State police say authorities were responding to a shots fired call at one of the homes, when Sizemore allegedly crashed into one trooper’s vehicle.

They say Sizemore got out of his vehicle and fired shots in the trooper’s direction.

The trooper was not hit, but his vehicle was damaged from the crash, according to police.