Inland Empire

Man Sought in Home Invasion, Assault, Arson is Arrested

A man wanted in a crime spree targeting his estranged wife in the Inland Empire was caught in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday.

Matthew Rice, 37, allegedly armed himself with a shotgun and assaulted his estranged wife and another man at her Fontana home on Tuesday night.

The next day he returned and tried to light her house on fire while she was not away before stealing her car and driving off.

A tip led police to Studio City. He was arrested after yelling to police, "Kill me!"

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