Love After Lockup star Matt Frasier is currently a wanted man in the state of Washington. A Thurston County Superior Court judge signed off on a bench warrant for Matt’s arrest on Monday after he was a no-show for a scheduled court date in regards to his pending trial later this month.
Matt had a trial confirmation hearing scheduled on Halloween morning in regards to his possession of a stolen vehicle charge from January. A bench warrant issuance order was filed the same day, and the judge signed off on the warrant on Monday.
Matt was scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday stemming from his recent arrest for heroin possession and stolen credit cards, but as you can probably guess, he did not show up for that either. Another bench warrant issuance order was filed on Tuesday, but I do not see that there was a separate warrant issued. (I’m not sure how that works. If there is already a warrant issued for someone’s arrest, does that eliminate the need for a second warrant? Especially if the reason for the warrants are essentially the same?)
UPDATE – A second bench warrant was issued for Matt on Thursday, November 7. There was also a motion filed to forfeit his bail with a forfeiture hearing scheduled for November 21.
It seems very obvious to everyone — Matt included — that he will eventually be going back to prison. Given his previous record, plus all of the pending charges, I am guessing that he will be locked up for quite a while. (In both of his pending cases, prosecutors have filed notices of Intent to Seek Exceptional Sentence.)
In case you haven’t been keeping track, or needed a refresher, here is a timeline of Matt’s legal issues over the past year:
DECEMBER 13 – Matt was driving Caitlin’s pickup truck when he rear ended another driver. Matt tried to convince the woman that he hit not to call the police because his license was suspended. His plea didn’t work. Matt was issued a criminal citation for Driving With a Suspended License as well as a ticket for “speeding too fast for conditions.”
DECEMBER 23 – Despite the fact that Caitlin’s pickup truck was damaged, including issues with the steering, Matt was out driving it again when he crossed over the center line of a two-lane road and hit another driver head on. “Frasier stated the power for his vehicle went off and his steering wheel locked to the left, so he was unable to steer away from the collision,” the police report reads. “Frasier stated he attempted to steer back to the right and hit the brakes but his truck had mechanical issues and he was unable to avoid running into the oncoming car.” Matt was cited for improper lane change and 2nd degree negligent driving — which are both just infractions. Matt was also charged (yet again) for 3rd degree Driving While License Suspended, and that is a misdemeanor criminal charge.
JANUARY 15 – Matt bonds out of jail.
MAY 24 – Matt arrested for meth possession after being pulled over for expired tags with meth in his pocket.
AUGUST 29 – The meth possession charge against Matt is dismissed because the arresting officer was promoted to a job with Homeland Security and would be unable to attend Matt’s trial.
OCTOBER 18 – Matt arrested and charged with heroin possession and stolen credit cards after he allegedly took a woman’s purse from her garage. Matt was caught on security camera using the credit cards at Walmart and Target.
#LoveAfterLockup Matt Frasier arrested for stolen credit cards & heroin possession less than 2 weeks before his stolen vehicle trial. Matt & his gf allegedly went on a $2,300+ @Walmart, @Target & @Redbox spending spree before being arrested at a @Motel6. https://t.co/W3W4uz9eVA
— Starcasm (@starcasm) October 25, 2019
OCTOBER 31 – Matt skips out on his pretrial conference in regards to his meth possession case.
NOVEMBER 4 – Judge issues a bench warrant for Matt’s arrest.
NOVEMBER 5 – Matt skips out on his arraignment for the heroin possession and stolen credit card charges.