Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Death Investigation in Anderson County
Date of News Release: 08/03/2006
(Frankfort, KY) - At 1:41 p.m. the Anderson County Sheriff's Department and Lawrenceburg Police Department were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Matthew Carlton at his residence in Lawrenceburg. The arrest warrant was charging him with probation violation for a felony. Officers were searching the residence for Carlton when they found him armed with a pistol. Carlton then shot himself with the pistol. The Anderson County Coroner Bryan Ritchie and David Walden pronounced him dead at the scene at 2:15 p.m.