Within minutes, Howard was found curled up in a cubby hole immediately above a closet in a rear bedroom. Howard then provided a fake name to investigators.
On June 21, 2016, Mathis was charged with first-degree murder and the Harvey Police Department asked the U.S. Marshals in Chicago for assistance in arresting Mathis. U.S. Marshals figured out that Mathis had fled Illinois and was staying with family in Hampton.
U. S. Marshals rounded up more than 300 Dirtbag criminals from the streets of Hampton Roads during 2015