matt sizemore killer arrested

matt sizemore killer arrested

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kippy

Madisonville, KY

#1 May 3, 2012
BREAKING: An indictment was returned today in the 1969 murder of Clay County Sheriff James "Matt" Sizemore".

(LONDON, KY.) The Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London has been following up on leads into the Murder of Clay County Sheriff James M. "Matt" Sizemore on Sunday, June 01, 1969. Sheriff Sizemore was found shot to death on Ephram Creek Road, off of KY 687, southwest of Manchester, KY.

On Thursday, May 03, 2012 the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London received, from the Clay County Grand Jury, a indictment for Murder against Oran Brumley, 61, formerly of Clay County.

Trooper Jeff Senters is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by KSP Detective Mark Allen, Retired KSP Detective Robert Cox, Retired KSP Sergeant Rowland Huckabee and the former Clay County Sheriff Ed Jordan.
Deborah

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 3, 2012
Maybe now the family can have actual closure
WOW

Harrison, AR

#3 May 3, 2012
After all these years. I've never heard of the guy they arrested but glad they got somebody.
jussaying

Mayfield, KY

#4 May 3, 2012
u got the wrong guy!!!!!!!!
maybe get him next

Harrison, AR

#5 May 3, 2012
jussaying wrote:
u got the wrong guy!!!!!!!!
http://www.wlwt.com/r/30998972/detail.html

according to this news story they will be more arrested
jj jones

Manchester, KY

#6 May 4, 2012
maybe get him next wrote:
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http://www.wlwt.com/r/30998972/detail.html
according to this news story they will be more arrested
wow this tells a lot!!!
smurf

East Bernstadt, KY

#7 May 4, 2012
jj jones wrote:
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wow this tells a lot!!!
who is the person that, said he done it,where is he from
lonesome

Louisville, KY

#8 May 6, 2012
jussaying wrote:
u got the wrong guy!!!!!!!!
they do have the wrong guy.time will tell that.
believe

Cynthiana, KY

#9 May 6, 2012
He was from up horse creek way.He was a nephew to charles marcums woman.
Looking

Dyer, TN

#10 May 7, 2012
I"M looking for the link to the show they did about him in on the history channel.
Heres some more info

Manchester, KY

#11 May 7, 2012
Indictment handed up in sheriff's 1969 slaying
May 3, 2012, 4:37 p.m. EDT
AP
LOUISVILLE, Ky.(AP) As Clay County Sheriff James M. "Matt" Sizemore went out to serve warrants on June 1, 1969, southwest of Manchester, Ky., five bullets from a high powered rifle took him down as he stepped out of the car.

Despite an intensive investigation in the foothills of the Appalachians three hours southeast of Louisville, investigators remained stumped as to who pulled the trigger, killing the lawman of seven years.

After more than 40 years, prosecutors on Thursday said they believe the answer has been found. A grand jury in Clay County charged 61-year-old Oran Brumley, a former resident of the area, with murdering Sizemore. He's currently serving prison time in Ohio.

"It was just a tip as to who might be the perpetrator in the crime. Tips have come in on our cold cases ... we always follow up on tips we do get," said Kentucky State Trooper Don Trosper, a spokesman for the London post. "It was a very valid and legitimate tip."

Brumley remained in custody in Ohio on Thursday afternoon. It was unclear when he would be returned to Kentucky to face charges. He had no attorney on the Kentucky charges. Arrangements must be worked out with Ohio for Brumley's return to Kentucky, Clay County Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Gregory said.

The investigation is ongoing and more indictments may be forthcoming. When asked if Brumley had accomplices, Gregory repeated that more indictments may be forthcoming.

"I think you can decipher that," Gregory said.

When Sizemore, the father of 11 children, died, investigators swept through the county conducting interviews and looking for who shot the sheriff. Brumley was among those interviewed but he wasn't charged at the time.

The shooting shook the rural area, where gunshots aren't uncommon, but the slaying of a sheriff was anything but commonplace.

"It was just a big community event at that time," said Gregory, who was 12-years-old when Sizemore died.

After a while, the case went cold, with tips occasionally flowing into the sheriff's office or state police. But, until between six and eight months ago, none of the tips led anywhere in some cases they were nothing more than rumors sweeping through the mountains with no substantiation. Then came the call that led investigators back to Brumley.

Trosper isn't sure what the connection between Brumley and Sizemore was. When asked if Brumley was a colorful local character who would have been familiar to the sheriff, Trosper laughed.

"That's putting it lightly," Trosper said.

Gregory said Sizemore had a role in sending one of Brumley's family members to prison a few years before the shooting and retaliation may have been a motive.

"I think there were some bitter feelings," Gregory told The Associated Press. "He just developed a hatred for the sheriff."

Brumley eventually moved to Hamilton, Ohio, near Cincinnati, not far from the Kentucky-Ohio state line. When investigators wanted to re-interview him, they found Brumley in the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he's serving time after being convicted in 2004 of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary for a knife attack on an 80-year-old man.

"A tip came through that he may need to be revisited," Trosper said. "It was something to the fact that he needed to be re-interviewed."

Trosper wouldn't say what Brumley told investigators or what evidence surfaced after the interview. But, it was enough to take to prosecutors, who presented the case to a grand jury on Thursday.

"You sometimes start to think nothing will ever become of these cold cases," Gregory said. "Unsolved murders cry out from the grave. Thank goodness that looks like the case here."

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Found It

London, KY

#12 May 7, 2012
Looking wrote:
I"M looking for the link to the show they did about him in on the history channel.
Here you go : 3:04 mark
concerned citizen

Titusville, FL

#13 May 7, 2012
brumley is not up for parole till 2041, he will be 91 yrs old.
Should Been Fried

London, KY

#14 May 7, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
brumley is not up for parole till 2041, he will be 91 yrs old.
This cold blooded killer said he killed a state trooper went to prison got out then killed another man went back to prison killed one inmate and almost killed another and they let him out again and he stabs an eighty something year old man over 80 times but he lives. He probably did kill the CC sheriff and he and his maker only knows who else. How could this animal be let out even after the first muder, a state trooper he was accused of ?
lonesome

Louisville, KY

#15 May 7, 2012
Should Been Fried wrote:
<quoted text>This cold blooded killer said he killed a state trooper went to prison got out then killed another man went back to prison killed one inmate and almost killed another and they let him out again and he stabs an eighty something year old man over 80 times but he lives. He probably did kill the CC sheriff and he and his maker only knows who else. How could this animal be let out even after the first muder, a state trooper he was accused of ?
he did not kill a state trooper.he was not interviewed at the of matt's murder.he did not kill matt sizemore.oran is a very disturbed man.i think the killer did tell oran about killing matt sizemore.that's how oran knew the info on the murder.he has the mind of a child.
well

Kittanning, PA

#16 May 7, 2012
they were showing a lot of him on americas toughest prisons on national geographic,talked a lot with him on the show.i watched it 2-3 times about a month ago,i believe when they filmed it he was in lucasville prison in ohio.they will show it again soon.
Looking

Dyer, TN

#17 May 7, 2012
It was Ross Correctional institution and the link above shows the whole thing. Its 45 minutes long. He is thru out the whole thing.

I heard he told them where the gun was at. More arrests pending.
smh smh smh

Nicholasville, KY

#18 May 8, 2012
Should Been Fried wrote:
<quoted text>This cold blooded killer said he killed a state trooper went to prison got out then killed another man went back to prison killed one inmate and almost killed another and they let him out again and he stabs an eighty something year old man over 80 times but he lives. He probably did kill the CC sheriff and he and his maker only knows who else. How could this animal be let out even after the first muder, a state trooper he was accused of ?
To the stone cold idiot that wrote this, you have stated about the dumbest facts i have heard yet in this. Oh brillant one, give us the name of the trooper he killed. Oh wait...., there isnt a name because it never happened. Inmates name he killed, again never happened. IF YOU DONT KNOW THE FACTS, DONT SPREAD YOUR LIES ON HERE, AND SHOW YOUR REAL STUPIDTY.
news splash

Glasgow, KY

#19 May 8, 2012
WOW wrote:
After all these years. I've never heard of the guy they arrested but glad they got somebody.
oh you don't care who it is as long as they got somebody i hope you're never a judge oh just bring me somebody that's sick..
Eienstien

London, KY

#20 May 8, 2012
smh smh smh wrote:
<quoted text>To the stone cold idiot that wrote this, you have stated about the dumbest facts i have heard yet in this. Oh brillant one, give us the name of the trooper he killed. Oh wait...., there isnt a name because it never happened. Inmates name he killed, again never happened. IF YOU DONT KNOW THE FACTS, DONT SPREAD YOUR LIES ON HERE, AND SHOW YOUR REAL STUPIDTY.
Hey Eienstien...that's what he said on the National Geographic interview. Was he lieing about it all? You must be a good friend or family member to know if he was lieing. How in the he11 would we know if he was lieing. That's what he said on tape , genius !!!!

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