U.S. Marshals Help ‘Clean Up the Streets’ After Friday’s Snowstorm

1 min read


Portland, ME
– Shovelers, snowblowers and plow trucks drivers
were not the only ones out during Friday’s snowstorm. A team of U.S.
Marshals, state and local authorities were out on the hunt for a wanted
Biddeford fugitive.

The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender
Task Force announce the arrest of David Matos, 27 of Biddeford, Maine.
Matos was being sought by Biddeford Police on multiple warrants issued
out of the State of Maine for Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous
Weapon, Reckless Conduct with a Firearm, two counts of Possession of a
Firearm by a Prohibited Person, and Elevated Aggravated Assault.

According to the Biddeford Police Department, on
Dec. 21, 2021, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the area of 21
George Street for a shooting. The caller alleged that a male shot at him
and fled in a vehicle. Upon subsequent investigation, authorities
determined that Matos was the alleged suspect in the shooting.

On Feb. 3, 2022, Biddeford investigators said
Matos is alleged to have been the assailant in a violent assault against
a female victim. The victim was transported from Biddeford to a
Boston-area hospital for severe injuries to her face after reportedly
being pistol-whipped multiple times with a firearm.

On Feb. 4, officers were alerted to a shooting
near Jefferson Street and Center Street in Biddeford. It is alleged that
Matos fired at least six shots at the occupants of a vehicle. Later that
afternoon, authorities developed information on Matos’s whereabouts,
which led investigators to an address in Saco, Maine. The Maine State
Police Tactical Team deployed to the address in Saco, but Matos had
departed prior to their arrival.

Through a collaborative effort, investigators
determined that Matos fled to an address in Biddeford. U.S. Marshals
were able to safely apprehend Matos later that evening as he left the
residence on foot. Matos was transported to the local county jail and
the Biddeford Police Department is continuing their investigation,
additional charges are probable. Investigators worked into the early
hours Saturday morning processing evidence from the arrest. Subsequent
to Matos’s arrest, a loaded 9mm caliber Glock pistol, 53 grams of
suspected drugs and $3,596 in cash were seized by authorities.

The USMS Maine Violent Offender Task Force was
assisted by the Biddeford Police Department, Saco Police Department, Old
Orchard Beach Police Department, Maine State Police Tactical Team, Maine
Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security
Investigations.

The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender
Task Force is comprised of members of the U.S Marshals Service, Maine
State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police
Department and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

If you have any information regarding the
whereabouts of any State or Federal Fugitive please contact the United
States Marshals Service, District of Maine at
MED.TIPLINE@usdoj.gov.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

####

America’s
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency