Man who broke into Eminem’s house violates probation

Matthew Hughes accused of missing probation appointment, assaulting security officer

Arraignment for Matthew Hughes after break-in at Eminem's Clinton Township home

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A man twice convicted of breaking into homes owned by rapper Eminem is in legal trouble again after he violated his probation by failing to show up for a probation appointment and allegedly assaulting a mall security officer in the southeastern Michigan community of Taylor.

Matthew Hughes, 28, this week pleaded guilty to Macomb County Circuit Court for failing to show up for a September probation appointment but pleaded not guilty to the the assault charge, the Macomb Daily reported. He was being held in Macomb County Jail, according to the jail’s website. The newspaper reported no details were available concerning the alleged assault.

The parole violation occurred just weeks after Hughes was sentenced to probation after serving 524 days in jail for breaking into Eminem’s home in Clinton Township in April 2020 and threatening to kill him. Eminem, who was home at the time, got Hughes to go outside, where security guards detained him until the police arrived.

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Ten months before that incident he entered another property in Rochester Hills in search of Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making an illegal entry.

It was much more than a home invasion. Police said the man accused of breaking into Eminem’s home wasn’t there to rob the place, he was there to kill him.