Suspect in missing UVA student caught in Galveston

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - It's a story that has gotten worldwide attention.

Hannah Graham, a sophomore at University of Virginia, disappeared September 13 and now police have charged a suspect.

"We obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. charging him with a class 2 felony of abduction with the intent to defile," said Chief Timothy Longo of Charlottesville, Virginia Police.

Police were on the hunt for 32-year-old Jesse Matthew, who they believe he was the last person seen with the 18-year-old before she vanished.

Forensic Scientists have already started testing things found in his car and apartment. They're looking for DNA to build a biological profile.

Cops also say surveillance video shows Matthew and Graham at a mall in Charlottesville and that both of them were seen leaving together after having drinks at Tempo Restaurant & Bar.

Matthew, who is already wanted on two counts of reckless driving, hasn't been seen since he sped away from a Charlottesville police station.

At an evening press conference, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Matthew was found in Galveston, Texas and is now in custody.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office released this statement:

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has arrested Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. in connection with the Kidnapping of Hannah Graham in Virgina. He was located on the Beach in Gilcrest on the Bolivar Pennisula this afternoon around 3:30PM.

At the request of the Charlottesville Police we are NOT making any release pertaining the the circumstances leading to this arrest. Investigators from Charlottesville, will being heading to Galveston tomorrow (Sept. 25).

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