Lake City Man Charged with Home Invasion, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

A Lake City man has been charged after breaking into a Lake City home and pointing a gun at his relative, according to Michigan State Police.

On April 20, a Pioneer Township man told troopers that Matthew Helmer, 36, of Lake City, broke into his home a few days before and stood over his bed with a shotgun, demanding that the man return an amplifier that he believed was stolen from him.

According to police, Helmer then pointed the gun at a window and fired it, but as Helmer was re-loading the gun, the man asked if he could get dressed so they could talk. Troopers say Helmer left the room, but as the man got dressed, he saw Helmer leave and drive away.

Helmer was arrested and charged on May 18 with one count of home invasion, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of possessing a short-barreled shotgun and one count of fourth degree habitual offender.