UPDATE: Manhunt over, Leslie Co. suspect arrested

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UPDATE: (6:07 P.M.) — Paul Douglas Sizemore has been charged with murder, according to the Leslie County jail’s website.

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UPDATE: (2:44 P.M.) — Kentucky State Police have arrested 52-year-old Paul Douglas Sizemore.

Sizemore was wanted for the attempted murder of a State Police Trooper and was wanted for questioning in the triple murder of the Larry, Norma and Chad Bowling.

He’s been on the run since Monday night.

KSP received a call Wednesday morning from a residence in the Cutshin community of Leslie County stating Sizemore was outside the home.

After responding, State Police say they found Sizemore walking in the middle of KY 699 near the home he was seen outside of.

State Police say Sizemore surrendered without resisting and that he was complaining of possible frostbite to this feet.

They say he was not armed.

He was taken to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital before being lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard.

YEADDISS, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three family members were found shot to death Monday night in Leslie County.

Kentucky State Police say they were contacted around 7 p.m. about possible shots fired on Wolf Creek Road in Yeaddiss.

Police say a trooper’s cruiser was intentionally rammed by an oncoming passenger car on Coon Creek Road in the area of the shots fired complaint.

They say the driver of the car, later identified as 52-year-old Paul Douglas Sizemore, got out and fired shots at the trooper then ran off.

The trooper was not injured.

A short time later, Leslie County Sheriff’s deputies discovered two bodies inside the home they were responding to on the shots fired complaint.

A third body was found outside a nearby home.

All three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the victims are 64-year-old Larry Bowling, his wife, 61-year-old Norma Bowling, and the couple’s son, 38-year-old son Chad Bowling.

Their bodies are being taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for autopsies.

State Police say Sizemore is not being named a suspect in the murders at this time. He does have a warrant out for his arrest for one count of attempted murder of a police officer.

He is described as 5′ 10″ tall, around 198 pounds with green eyes and dark hair.

Authorities say Sizemore should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if seen.

According to State Police, Paul Douglas Sizemore is a convicted killer. He’s the man accused of ramming a KSP cruiser and firing shots at the Trooper who was responding to a shots fired call in Leslie County on Monday that ended up being a triple murder.

Investigators say Sizemore was convicted in a 1998 Clay County murder case and was sentenced to 20 years. He was released in April 2002.

State Police say he also served time on federal firearm charges. He was released in 2016.

Anyone with information on Sizemore is asked to call Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069.