North Carolina man Melvin Emde was arrested in July 2022 for multiple counts of sexual charges and was released on bond this April. The North Carolina was asked to court in August but he reportedly faked his death on that same day, drowning himself while kayaking in the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
North Carolina Man Stage Play
According to WECT, the North Carolina man refused to be represented by a council and opted to defend himself. After nine months of jail time, he was left off the hook through a $50,000 bond. His son reported him as missing when he was expected in court last August 7. According to the sheriff’s office in St. Charles Parish, they suspected that the North Carolina man staged his death to avoid charges but avoided broadcasting it as it might tip him off.
In the report, patrol officers tried to stop a motorcycle on Sunday around 3:00 A.M for not having a license plate. It turned out that it was the North Carolina man who attempted to escape by speeding away and eventually crashing his motorcycle which led to his arrest. The North Carolina man initially faked his name until fingerprints revealed him as Melvin Emde.
North Carolina Man Charges
On October 3, the North Carolina will have his court date. According to court filings, the North Carolina man will face several sex crimes against children under the age of 10, such as statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child, and statutory rape of a child by an adult.