An Oakland man alleged to have struck a man with his car after discovering him in bed with his girlfriend in Berkeley last year was charged this week with felony assault and several misdemeanors, according to court papers.
Police arrested Troy Matthews on Tuesday on a warrant related to last year's confrontation, which took place at Ashby Avenue and Mabel Street in southwest Berkeley on May 20, 2022.
That day, according to court papers, BPD got a 911 call shortly before noon about a driver who had struck a man with his car and was attempting to strike a woman in the street.
The man was taken to Highland Hospital for his injuries, according to court papers.
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Police wrote that Matthews had gone into his girlfriend's bedroom that day and found her with another man. He destroyed an electric fan inside, according to court papers, and grabbed some cash before exiting the home.
Outside, police wrote, Matthews got into a fistfight with the other man and then drove at him twice, "striking him and causing him to roll up onto the hood, before he was thrown to the ground."
According to police, Matthews also drove at the woman, trying to hit her, but she managed to get out of the way.
Troy Matthews. BPD
Police arrested Matthews, who is 55, on Tuesday shortly after 4 a.m. at Telegraph Avenue and 66th Street in North Oakland.
No information was immediately available about the delay between the original incident and Matthews' arrest this week.
On Wednesday, according to court papers, the Alameda County district attorney's office charged Matthews with felony assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the vehicular assault on the man, as well as three misdemeanors: assault with a deadly weapon in connection with his attempt to run into his girlfriend, vandalism and battery, also related to his girlfriend.
He was released on his own recognizance, according to court records online, and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing June 29 at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.