FBI Offered $5,000 Reward in Hunt for Fugitive [Updated]

Matthew John Dietz
Matthew John Dietz

ALPENA MI – Someone dropped a dime on a fugitive who was wanted by the FBI for crimes against minor children. Matthew Dietz was located at a home in Alpena.

“Offenses against children are the worst type of crime that can be committed against members of our community,” said Special Agent in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono. “Despite being in the midst of a pandemic, the law enforcement agencies tasked with locating Dietz responded quickly to aviable lead because the severity of Dietz’s alleged offenses required it.

We are grateful to the public for its assistance in locating Dietz so quickly. This is a great example of how the collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community can work to get dangerous predators off the street.”

The FBI and the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department were asking the public for help finding the fugitive wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the town of Charlevoix.

On September 19th, 2018, Matthew John Dietz, 42-years-old, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13 and two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes. A federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued on March 18, The FBI offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dietz.

On September 19th, 2018, Matthew John Dietz, 42-years-old, was charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a child under the age of 13 and two counts of Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes.

Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the incident on September 13, 2018 after two minors reported to their parents that Dietz had allegedly made advancements and had sexual contact with them. Dietz was confronted by the minor’s parents prior to the incident being reported to Law Enforcement. Dietz fled the area in a 2002 Volvo C70 convertible that was black in color and had Michigan registration DTD9694 which belonged to his girlfriend. Neither Dietz nor the vehicle had been located. It was suspected that Dietz fled the area, and possibly the State of Michigan, to avoid prosecution. He was fortunately located in Alpena.

Dietz is described as being 5’9” tall and around 160 pounds. Dietz has a panther tattoo on his right ribcage and a tribal band on his left arm. Dietz also has tattoos on his back, thigh, right arm, and right shoulder.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations obtained a Federal Arrest Warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution for Dietz. The FBI offered a reward up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Matthew Dietz. Dietz has ties to Georgia.

The FBI, Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT) and the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department were involved in Dietz’s arrest.

FBI Offered $5,000 Reward in Hunt for Fugitive [Updated] via @miheadlines