Winamac Man Arrested For Threatening People With a Gun

Kit Matthes

A Winamac man was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening the lives of two people with a gun.

Pulaski County police were called to Kit Matthes’ residence after a 911 hang-up/open line phone call was made to the dispatch center. Police arrived at 2979 North County Road 800 West and found Matthes, who said two people were in the house with him. Officers noted that Matthes was acting like he was intoxicated on a controlled substance.

Nathan A. Gamblin and Andrew M. Frasure told police that they, along with Matthes, had been ingesting methamphetamine that Matthes reportedly purchased, and after a while, Matthes got onto the computer to check his bank balance and noticed a large sum missing. Matthes immediately blamed Gamblin and Frasure for the discrepancy and allegedly picked up a handgun, pointed it at them, and threatened to kill them. Matthes also believed that they were attempting to drug his food.

On the kitchen table was the gun, paraphernalia, and methamphetamine which was taken into custody by the officer. Both Gamblin and Frasure said they were intimidated by Matthes and feared for their lives.

Matthes was arrested and booked on preliminary charges of Intimidation, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Criminal Recklessness and Pointing a Firearm. He is also being detained on an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear, Resisting Law Enforcement and Criminal Recklessness. This case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s office for further review.