EDMONTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Pulaski County dispatch reached out to Kentucky State Police involving a robbery and theft of a vehicle on Wednesday.

According to KSP, 32-year-old Matthew Cole, of Madison, Tennessee, was located driving a vehicle that was reportedly stolen on Wednesday morning. The vehicle in question is a black Kia Soul.

KSP said once they attempted to get Cole to pull over, he refused to stop and accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph.

During the pursuit, Cole reportedly stopped his vehicle in the roadway, shifted into reverse, and rammed his vehicle into the front of a troopers Tahoe.


He continued to drive west before troopers were able to slow his vehicle using tire deflation devices.

KSP said Cole ran the vehicle off the right side of the parkway through a fence into a field and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Matthew Cole mug shot (Adair County Regional Jail)

Cole has been charged with:

  • Speeding 26 mph or greater
  • Reckless driving
  • Operating on a suspended license
  • First-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle
  • Second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot
  • Resisting arrest
  • Third-degree assault of a police officer
  • Second-degree wanton endangerment
  • Recovery of stolen property
  • First-degree armed robbery
  • Theft of a motor vehicle over $10,000

At 1:14 p.m. he was booked into the Adair County Regional Jail.