Boyne City Man Charged after making Threats with Handgun

Nathan Matts
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BOYNE CITY, MI – On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post responded to a report of a man threatening workers of a construction company with a handgun at a residence located on Tomkins Road in Boyne City.

The victims called to report the incident from their place of employment after they left the scene. The victims stated they were installing fiber optic cable at a residence on Tomkins Road when the homeowner allegedly came outside wielding a handgun and threatening to kill them.

The workers explained why they were there and the homeowner, identified as 45-year-old Nathan David Matts of Boyne City, calmed down, but became agitated again. The workers were allowed to finish the job, but Matts would have mood swings and they felt if they called police while they were there, he might harm them.

Nathan Matts was interviewed by the troopers and a report was submitted to the Charlevoix County Prosecutor. An arrest warrant was authorized for Matts on October 21st. Troopers went to his residence and placed Matts under arrest without incident. Troopers also recovered a .45 caliber handgun from the home.

Matts was lodged in the Charlevoix County Jail. He was arraigned in the 90th District Court in Charlevoix on October 23, 2020 for two counts Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. His bond was set at $50,000 cash surety. His next scheduled court appearance is on November 10, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

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