Within two weeks of having two different warrants issued for his arrest due to skipping out on court dates, Love After Lockup star Matt Frasier is back behind bars.
Jail records indicate that Matt was booked into Thurston County Jail on Tuesday and he is still in custody at the time of this post. Given Matt’s rather extensive history of running off, I assumed that he would be held without bond.
However, jail records indicate that there has been a bond amount set for the four charges of heroin possession ($500), identity theft ($500), possession of stolen property ($1,000), and possession of a stolen vehicle ($7,500). The total bond amount for all four charges comes to $9,500.
Of course, having a bond amount set and finding someone willing to post it are two different things. Motions have already been filed to forfeit Matt’s previous bond from his two cases.
For those of you who missed it, Matt skipped out on a trial confirmation hearing for his possession of a stolen vehicle charge on October 31, and he was a no show at his arraignment on November 5 stemming from the heroin possession and stolen credit card charges. (You can get details on all of Matt’s arrests via links in the timeline below.)
I would have to assume that if someone does post Matt’s bond, he will be given an ankle monitor this time around.
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UPDATE – Matt bonded out of jail on Thursday, November 14.
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Thanks to all of Matt’s shenanigans, his pending cases look to have been combined as they are both now scheduled for a trial on January 6. That will be a little more than a year after Matt was initially arrested on the possession of a stolen vehicle charge on January 4 of this year.
Here is an updated timeline for most all of Matt’s legal issues since his prison release documented on Love After Lockup Season 2:
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.
NOVEMBER 12 – Matt arrested and booked into Thurston County Jail. His combined bond amount appears to be set at $9,500.