Jamie Scrivener

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Itawamba County Man Enters Alford Plea, Sentenced to 25 Years

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. – Matthew Graham, 43, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after entering an Alford plea with the Itawamba County Circuit Court on the charges of burglary of a dwelling.

Graham was charged in connection with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a safe in his former father-in-law’s house at 925 Saddle Club Road in Golden.

An Alford plea is when the defendant admits the prosecution has provided enough evidence to convict him, but never admits to committing the crime.

Graham was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 17 suspended leaving eight to serve and has to pay $300,000 in restitution.

He is being held in the Itawamba County jail until his transportation to Parchman.