Kevin Matthews, the compliance officer for the Alabama A&M Research Institute, is facing a felony charge for allegedly breaking into an office at the research institute.

The Alabama A&M Research Institute on the Alabama A&M University campus. (The Huntsville Times file photo)

Police and court records show Matthews — a key player in the rift between the research institute and Alabama A&M University — was arrested last Thursday for an incident that allegedly took place last Wednesday.

Matthews has been charged with third-degree burglary, which is a Class C felony under Alabama law. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
According to a complaint sworn out by the Alabama A&M police department, Matthews entered Carnegie Hall (the research institute) with the intent to take property. Multiple sources have told The Times that Matthews broke into another employee’s office at the research institute.

The research institute is located in the heart of the Alabama A&M campus. Matthews has not responded to a message left on his cell phone.

(Alabama Live)