Knox Man Arrested For Residential Entry, Stalking

A Knox man was arrested Friday after allegedly entering a woman’s home in Pulaski County without permission.

The victim called police to say that David Mattes had come to her house without her permission and she wanted him off her property. When she called police, she was in her back yard with her dog and a wooden stick while he was inside her home. Police arrived on scene, found Mattes and ordered him to the ground. He was then taken into custody.

He told police that he and the victim were at the Bass Lake Sandbar and she had invited him over to her house. She insisted that she tried to avoid Mattes while at the bar and she had not invited him to her house. She said that this is not the first time she’s had trouble with Mattes and feels he is stalking her.

Mattes was arrested on preliminary charges of Residential Entry and Stalking, both Class D Felonies. The case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.