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Troopers say drugs may have played role in taxi driver's murder

Miles J. Matthews (Source: New York State Police) Miles J. Matthews (Source: New York State Police)
Adam Gregg (Source: Family Photo) Adam Gregg (Source: Family Photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A southern Indiana man was arrested in New York State for the murder of a Louisville taxi driver.

Miles Matthews, 27, was arrested Sunday morning two days after Adam Gregg's body was found dead in an Oldham County driveway.

The Red Roof Inn on Preston Highway near Grade Lane is the believed to be the last location Gregg picked someone up Thursday afternoon. His body was discovered late Thursday night and police say his killer is now behind bars.

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On a quiet street in Watertown, New York neighbors watched as state and local police surrounded a silver Chrysler.

"I saw about nine police cars come onto the street, pulling over one car with weapons drawn. It was pretty intense," said Rudy Rodriguez, witness.

Police say the car belonged to Gregg, a 34-year-old independent taxi driver. His body was found in an Oldham County driveway off Highway 42 Thursday night.

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Behind the wheel, police say was Matthews. While Oldham County Police are remaining tight lipped about this case, they knew who they were after. New York troopers say they were given a heads up by police in Kentucky that a murder suspect could be headed their way.

Matthews is from Corydon, Indiana. His last known address on Union Chapel Road right next to Naomi Sillings. "It's scary that he got that far," said Sillings. "I'm just thankful they've got him."

According to Matthews' Facebook page, he served in Army. He has been charged with theft in Harrison County in the past.

New York troopers have reason to believe drugs may have played a role in the murder. "The information we have, coming from Kentucky, as far as the perpetrator, is that there may have been some narcotics involvement. Nothing on the victim's end, but on the perpetrator's end. We have reason to believe heroin was involved," said Mark Lincoln, New York State Police.

Matthews is being held in New York with no bail charged with murder and theft. No word on when he will be brought back to Kentucky.

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