Scottsville Police arrest a man after a standoff at his mother’s home

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Scottsville police officers were searching for the suspect in last night’s standoff.

That’s after discovering social media threats towards their department on Friday, January 18th.

According to police, 34-year-old Matthew Carter was inside his mother’s home at 309 East Maple Street.

The arrest took place around 6:30 a.m.

The standoff lasted 9 hours before Scottsville police officers entered the home to arrest Carter.

It all began Friday when Carter made threatening comments on social media.

On Monday at 8:20 p.m., officers observed Carter’s car at his mother’s home.

Scottsville officers and sheriff’s deputies began attempting to contact the mother.

She told officers a handgun was missing from a table, after alerting them Carter was inside her home.

Kentucky state police began assisting Scottsville police officers in removing the mother from inside.

After surrounding the home, crisis negotiators began contacting Carter.

At 1:40 Tuesday morning, Carter did contact his family for a brief conversation but attempts to reach him failed.

The Scottsville Public Information Officer, Charles Swiney, tells us cooperation is needed in situations like this.

Swiney also says Carter was taken to the Scottsville Medical Center to be cleared and later taken to LifeSkills.

He is now in the Allen County Detention Center.

Carter’s charges include failure to appear for child support and a Barren County warrant for trafficking a controlled substance.