Ingraham faces felony charges

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A 43-year-old Meherrin man is charged in connection with allegedly choking his girlfriend and holding her against her will.

Matthew Scott Ingraham is charged with abduction and kidnapping, felony strangulation and aggravated malicious wounding in connection with the May 23 incident, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Terry Edmunds said. Mecklenburg County originated the charges; Ingraham was arrested in Prince Edward County in late July. The incident took place at Palmer’s Point on Kerr Lake.

“The abduction would come from that he wouldn’t let her leave,” Edmunds said. “I think she wanted to wait until her mother got there to pick her up and he made her get in the vehicle … Apparently … he must have strangled her … she was definitely assaulted.”