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Catch 22, Day 19: Matthew Scott Bywater

19 January 2020   Chris Wilson, Director of Yavapai Silent Witness

Silent Witness Alert – Catch 22 Day 19, $500 Reward

NAME: Matthew Scott Bywater

Charge: Probation violation stemming from 1st Degree Burglary and False Reporting to Law Enforcement

Description: DOB 06/25/00 19-year-old white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the 4300 block of 19th AVE in Phoenix, AZ.

It’s day 19 of Yavapai Silent Witnesses Catch 22 Program. Today the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Matthew Scott Bywater.

On August 3, 2018, Bywater and another suspect entered the victim’s home in the 20,000 block of Cactus Wren in Cordes Lakes, AZ and stole three firearms and $900 in cash. The total loss to the victims was approximately $2300. Bywater was arrested but has since violated his probation in reference to this case. As a result, Bywater has a no bond statewide extraditable warrant for probation violation stemming from charges of 1st Degree Burglary and False Reporting to Law Enforcement.

If you provide information leading to Bywater’s arrest, you could earn a $500 cash reward. To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at All tips are anonymous. You never have to give your name.




Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: