Matt Cortez Arrested in Tampa, Florida
Matthew Gregory Cortez was arrested Tuesday in Tampa, Florida by U.S. Marshals. Cortez is wanted for several charges in Grants Pass including Burglary, assault and criminal mischief.
It is alleged last November 20th Cortez entered the Women’s Shelter at the Gospel Rescue Mission and assaulted a female resident resulting her being hospitalized. In the course of the assault Cortez discharged pepper spray into the face of the female and residual spray affected a nearby child.
After the assault Cortez fled and changed his appearance to avoid apprehension. Detectives, working with several other agencies, located him in the Tampa area. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety was notified Cortez had been apprehended and is currently in the process of being extradited to Josephine County.