Tyrus Vanmatre, wannabe model, accused of attacking teen with machete
Over the past couple of weeks, information has emerged about a bizarre series of events in Summit County. At the center of them is Tyrus Vanmatre, a twenty-year-old from Littleton who's gone from being a hockey standout and aspiring actor/model to an arrestee for allegedly attacking a teenager with a machete.
A screen capture of a Tyrus Vanmatre portrait on the StarNow website. More images plus a video below.
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Vanmatre's Facebook page includes only a couple of images, including this one....
...and this one:
But there are many more images on a Vanmatre page from StarNow, a website for people interested in acting and modeling. Here's a screen capture of three portraits....
I used to be a hockey player so I am very familiar with competition. I have never been an actor but I am taking an acting and modeling class with MTM Denver, and I am doing very well. I have hit a wall in my hockey career and I am looking to become an actor. I have been all over the country and to a few places in Europe to compete, so I am not afraid to travel to where I am needed. I understand that hard work is always needed and I will put in my heart and soul to succeed in my new career.Under the "acting" tab on the page, Vanmatre maintains that he's mastered the "USA California" accent and notes, "I have always wanted to be an actor and I believe I would do very well as one. I have been told that I should get into acting or modeling. I have never really applied myself in this career because of my hockey career but I want to learn and make something of myself as an actor. I am funny, charming, and I learn new things very fast."
The references to hockey are borne out by numerous online references, including a Summit County Times article from March 2012 revealing that Vanmatre earned all-conference honorable mention while playing at Summit High School. The piece says that as the SHS goalie, he "started every game, led the league in saves and was one of three goalies in the conference to get two shutouts."
Now, however, he's been accused of doing far more than keeping pucks out of the net.
Continue for more about the arrest of Tyrus Vanmatre, including additional photos and a video.