WYOMING, MI – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man believed to be responsible for home invasions in northern Kent County.
Since mid-April 2021, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office investigated over 20 daytime home invasions, primarily in northern Kent County. Through home surveillance systems and assistance from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick Matthews, a 40-year-old man, from Wyoming, was identified as the suspect.
Frederick Matthews was taken into custody by KCSO investigators on June 23rd, 2021 and found to be in possession of a victim’s property. He was placed under arrest and charged with Home Invasion 1st Degree, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and weapons charges. He is currently being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility. The investigation is ongoing.
Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Matthews has previous convictions dating back to 2002 for the following:
- Weapons – Felony Firearms
- Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manf., Nar/Coc 50-224 Grams
- Home Invasion – 2nd Degree
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