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Suspect Wanted for Violent Delaware Home Invasion That Left Woman Severely Stabbed Captured in NJ

Lakewood Township

The US Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NYNJ-RFTF) is credited for another arrest of a fugitive wanted for a violent felony out of state. 

According to US Marshall officials, on October 19, at 8 am, investigators from  (NYNJ-RFTF) working with personnel from the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, located and arrested Mr. Douglas Matthews in Lakewood.


Officials said Matthews was observed sitting in the Lakewood Bus Terminal on First Avenue. 

 Matthews, 49, had been wanted by authorities in New Castle, DE, since July 2022 for a violent home invasion in which a female victim was stabbed in her chest and hospitalized. 

According to US Marshals   (NYNJ-RFTF) officials, Matthews then allegedly fled the home and led New Castle Police on a vehicle pursuit evading capture. 

The USMS NYNJ-RFTF and the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, which is a full-time participant in the NYNJ-RFTF, conducted a comprehensive investigation and were eventually able to locate Matthews and arrest him without incident.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.