Man accused of sodomy, unlawful imprisonment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Kentucky man is accused of sodomizing a woman in her Bowling Green home early Friday morning.

The woman told police that Matthew Edison, 33, was drunk and upset that she had been speaking to another man which led to a physical altercation between the two of them, according to his arrest citation.

She said he grabbed her face, put his hands around her neck to the point that she was unable to breathe and poked her in the eye, according to his citation.

At some point during the incident, Edison grabbed the woman’s phone, threatened multiple times to kill her and threatened to kill the man she was attempting to have come pick her up, according to the citation.

After the incident, Edison told the woman they needed to get some sleep but she was scared to go to sleep because she thought he would kill her. She was later awakened by him touching her buttocks and he then forced her to perform a sex act on him, according to his citation.

The woman told police he then forcibly performed another violent sex act on her, according to his citation.

He used a Lyft app to get a ride to the Greyhound Bus station where police intercepted him. Edison told police that the two had been involved in a physical altercation, denied choking her and said the sex acts were consensual, according to his citation. He said he was attempting to go to Campbellsville, Ky.

Edison was charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault domestic violence and third-degree terroristic threatening.