Jesse Matthew Leaves Texas Jail; Expected to Return to Va.

Jesse Matthew left the Galveston jail where he had been held since his capture on Wednesday. Texas deputies will take him to a rendezvous point with Virginia police, who will transport him back to Virginia.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a news conference Friday afternoon that police there would not be releasing information about which airline Matthew and authorities will be traveling with, nor which airport they’re flying into, for safety reasons.

8News reviewed several flight plans for Friday; there is only one non-stop flight from Houston to Richmond Friday evening, Flight 4330. It wasoriginallyy scheduled to arrive at 10:46 p.m., but as of 4:08 p.m., had been delayed by 2 hours. 

Police said Wednesday that they found nothing at the campsite  on the beach where Matthew was found.

Matthew is charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. 

Police in Charlottesville say Matthew was the last person seen with Graham, 18, who vanished nearly two weeks ago. He has been charged with abduction with intent to defile.

Brice Cunningham, the owner of Tempo Restaurant, said that an employee thought Graham seemed incapacitated when she left with Matthew.

Police say it’s the last place they were seen together, though Cunningham said he and his staff never saw Graham inside.

“As far as we know and the staff knows, nobody saw her,” he said.

Cunningham said an employee later saw the two outside together.

“She said he was holding her with his arm around her and she did look drunk,” he said.

Matthew, 32, appeared in court Thursday. He waived extradition to Virginia and refused a court-appointed attorney.

Matthew didn’t enter a plea as his attorney, Jim Camblos, waits for his client’s return to Virginia.

“I’m very hopeful I’ll be able to talk to him next week,” Camblos said.

Stay with 8News for updates.

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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