Accused Eminem home invader charged with assaulting Macomb jail officer



a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Matthew David Hughes appears by video from jail during a Macomb County Circuit Court proceeding on Sept. 30, 2020.


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Matthew David Hughes appears by video from jail during a Macomb County Circuit Court proceeding on Sept. 30, 2020.

The man accused of breaking into Eminem’s home faces new charges of assaulting a Macomb County Jail employee.

Matthew David Hughes, 27, punched a corrections deputy in the face Sept. 11, the Macomb County Sheriff’s office said. The officer, who was retrieving a food tray from Hughes’ cell, did not need medical attention.

The alleged incident came two days after Hughes was bound over for trial in the Eminem case.

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Hughes has been charged with assault of a prison employee. On Wednesday, he waived his right to a preliminary examination and will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Macomb County District Court. He will also be arraigned then on the home invasion charges.



a man looking at the camera: The man accused of breaking into Eminem's home faces new charges of assaulting a Macomb County Jail employee. Matthew David Hughes, 27, punched a corrections deputy in the face on Sept. 11, the Macomb County Sheriff’s office said. The officer, who was retrieving a food tray from Hughes’ cell, did not need medical attention.


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The man accused of breaking into Eminem’s home faces new charges of assaulting a Macomb County Jail employee. Matthew David Hughes, 27, punched a corrections deputy in the face on Sept. 11, the Macomb County Sheriff’s office said. The officer, who was retrieving a food tray from Hughes’ cell, did not need medical attention.

Hughes appeared briefly before Circuit Court Judge Edward Servitto Wednesday as the arraignment scheduling was set.

More: Home invader told Eminem he was there to kill him, officer testifies

Earlier this month, a Clinton Township officer testified to Eminem’s account of events at the rapper’s home the night of April 5: After being awakened to find Hughes standing behind him, the rapper asked why the stranger was there. Hughes reportedly told Eminem he was there to kill him.

Eminem managed to lead Hughes out of the house, where the suspect was held by security guards and later arrested by police. Hughes, who is documented as homeless, was charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property.

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