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Man Surrenders After High Speed Chase, Home Invasion

Man Surrenders After High Speed Chase, Home Invasion


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Samantha Hayes ReportingA man is in jail, but getting him there was not easy for police. They say Charles Matthews tried to rob a man then run away from officers. It developed into a standoff at another man's home.

The standoff ended peacefully, but it was a tense situation for the neighborhood. Nineteen-year-old Charles Anthony Matthews is in the Weber County Jail, charged with aggravated burglary, among other things.

Man Surrenders After High Speed Chase, Home Invasion

Jerry, the owner of the home Matthews barged into, said, "There wasn't much of anything of incident really. The guy came in and asked if I wouldn't say anybody was there. I said OK, well let me tell my roommates so they won't be freaked out. Then I went back in the back room, and we bailed out the window."

Matthews hid inside while police and the SWAT team surrounded the house, blocked off the street and evacuated neighbors.

Earlier, Matthews had tried to break into another home in West Haven. Police say he demanded the homeowner's wallet at gunpoint, but the man inside forced the door closed. Matthews tried to escape police in a green car driven by Debra Lee Jensen. Police chased them toward Ogden until Jensen crashed the car. The woman was arrested, and Matthews ran into the home.

Man Surrenders After High Speed Chase, Home Invasion

"They broke in the window here to throw in a phone, and we went out that window," Jerry said.

Several hours later, a negotiator convinced Matthews to give up, and he walked out peacefully.

Captain Klint Anderson of the Weber County Sheriff's Office said, "When I talked to the lead negotiator he characterized the negotiation, it just took a little time to convince him to surrender."

Lots of people, including many school children, were scared during the stand-off, but nobody was hurt and the neighborhood is peaceful again.

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