Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Rob Porter
Incident Type: Home Invasion
KENT COUNTY, Mich. (July 9, 2021) - The Kent County Sheriff's Office arrest subject 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 male from Wyoming, was identified as the suspect.
Matthews was taken into custody by KCSO investigators on 06/23/2021 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.