MISSAUKEE CO. – On April 20, 2022, a man in Pioneer Township alleged a relative of his, 36-year-old Matthew Allen Helmer from Lake City, broke into his home in the early morning hours of April 17, 2022. The victim was woken up by Helmer, who was standing over the victim’s bed holding a shotgun. Helmer demanded the victim return an amplifier he believed was stolen from him. Helmer then pointed the shotgun at a window and fired it. As Helmer was reloading, the victim asked if he could get dressed so they could talk. Helmer left the bedroom while the victim got dressed. As the victim was getting dressed, he noticed Helmer driving away.
Reported was sent to the Missaukee County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant was authorized. Helmer was lodged on separate charges in the Missaukee County Jail when troopers served him with the warrant.
Helmer was arraigned in the 84th District Court in Missaukee County for one count Home Invasion, one count Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, one count Possessing a Short-barreled Shotgun, and Habitual Offender Fourth. He was given a $50,000 cash surety bond.