Matthew Stewart did an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune on February 3rd 2012 at the Weber County Jail. Matthew never heard officers identify themselves or announce they were at his home to serve a search warrant on January 4th 2012. Matthew said his alarm clock woke him and then he heard the sound of glass breaking inside his home.
“Some parts I remember vividly,” Matthew said. “Other parts it was like I was running on instinct.”
He also “had no idea” that he was under investigation for anything. He was sleeping at the time the strike force arrived between 8 and 8:30pm.
“When you’re convinced that you are getting robbed and most likely killed by a group of armed men, your instincts kick in.” Matthew said.
When asked about the late Jared Francom and the injured officers, Matthew said, “I’m totally devastated that anybody had to suffer over any of this. This never should have happened.”
“I’ve always been a big fan of the truth. It’s tough for me to stay silent on some issues.”, Matthew said.
The complete Salt Lake Tribune article can be found here.
- Matthew Defended Himself
- The Fight is Not Over
- Matthew gave up hope of justice
- Ogden Police Mistakes Continue
- Defense Seeks Acquittal
- Matthew’s Case Continues to Jury Trial
- A Victim of Police Violence???
- Officers’ failure to prepare made a violent situation even more dangerous
- Day one preliminary summary!
- A Statement from Matthew’s family
- The Long Awaited Preliminary!
- Matthew thought he was being robbed and his life threatened
- Fundraiser to Support Defense Fund
- POW :Protest the violent war on drugs and support Matthew David Stewart
- Stewart supporters gather to support a non-violent drug policy
- Prosecution selectively releases search warrant, others remain sealed
- Accepting Donations Again!
- Defense denied access to Matthew’s home
- Weber County Officials tainting would-be Jurors
- Seeking a Level Field
- Thank you for your Support!
- Dissatisfaction with Police and Prosecution handling of Matthew’s case
- Despite requests to the prosecution for evidence, Stewart’s lawyer has received nothing
- A Tragic Misunderstanding