Alabama A&M Research Institute Official Avoids Indictment On Burglary Charge

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An official at the Alabama A&M Research Institute arrested for breaking into the facility has avoided a grand jury indictment of the charge.

Kevin Matthews, the institute's compliance officer, was not indicted when his case was presented last month to a Madison County grand jury, court records show.

Matthews was arrested in March and charged with third-degree burglary for attempting to break into the research institute, also known as Carnegie Hall. The facility is located on the Alabama A&M campus and the arrest warrant was sought by campus police.

Matthews said the grand jury declined to return an indictment against him because Alabama A&M police had no evidence against him. He said the charges brought against him were an attempt to get him fired from his position at the research institute.

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