Person of interest, Jesse Matthew, shown to have criminal history

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CHARLOTTESVILLE (WSLS) - According to arrest warrants in Charlottesville General District Court, Jesse Matthew, had issues with the law before being called a person of interest in Hannah Graham's disappearance.


Matthew was charged with a felony for attempted grand larceny, misdemeanor assault and trespassing.

The charges stem from an incident on June 4, 2009 where Matthew was accused of assaulting someone while attempting to steal a cell phone. Matthew was arrested on July 8, 2009. The charges were eventually dropped. 

Matthew is now wanted on misdemeanor reckless driving charges after police said he was driving at a high rate of speed in Albemarle County after visiting the Charlottesville Police Department over the weekend.

Matthew had gone to the department Saturday with family members, asking for a lawyer.

At this point in the investigation police believe Matthew was the last person Graham was seen with before she vanished. They said Graham and Matthew were at the Tempo Restaurant in Charlottesville before she went missing. 

As of Monday, police are not calling Matthew a suspect. He has not been charged with anything connected to the Graham case and police are only saying they want to talk with him.

Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970 3280. There's also a dedicated tip line you can call at (434) 295 3851.

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