Kelowna Halloween home invasion suspect nabbed in Surrey

Matthew Scott Stewart - contributed
Matthew Scott Stewart
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The missing suspect in a frightening Belaire Avenue home invasion that occurred in the early morning hours following Halloween has been arrested.

Matthew Scott Stewart, 29, is allegedly one of two men behind an armed home invasion in a home in the quiet residential neighbourhood between Sutherland Avenue and Highway 97, close to Mary Ann Colinson Memorial Park.

Last fall, Stewart and his accomplice, Keven Graham, 26, broke into a home in the 1300-block of Belaire Avenue and threatened the woman inside.

"The report indicated that two unknown men entered home with guns and threatened the occupant. The woman fled the residence and called 911," Cnst. Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP spokesman said later that week. "Police were able to track the suspects to a nearby house and affect arrests."

It turned out Graham had been arrested and was then charged with break and enter, using a firearm while committing a robbery and armed robbery, but Stewart remained at large with police stating they suspected he was heading for the Lower Mainland.

On January 10 RCMP members from the Surrey RCMP High Risk Target Team, the Kelowna General Investigation Section and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team made the arrest.

Stewart is in custody and expected to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Jan. 18 to face several break and enter and weapons charges.

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