Matthew Krueger faces new charges

Matthew Krueger is facing charges for driving his car into a Shopko in May.

OCEANA COUNTY, MICH. - Matthew Krueger was found competent to stand trial on two felonies and a misdemeanor for crashing his truck into a Hart department store. The incident occurred at a ShopKo, and police say Krueger had issues with a prescription at the store's pharmacy.

He faced similar charges in 2015 for driving his truck through the gates of the Grand Haven Coast Guard station. He also burned down a building on his family's Oceana County farm.

Later, Krueger was determined to be legally insane and not criminally responsible. 

Related: Man who drove through Shopko was still being treated for mental illness

"We need to make sure the public is safe," said Oceana County Prosecturo Joseph Bizon. "The most important thing is that people recognize when people around them are suffering from mental illness and get them help. That is very important. Had that been done in this case, it's possible we wouldn't be here."

Krueger waived his probable cause hearing on Tuesday, sending the case to circuit court. 

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