Uncle Kracker Arrested In NC
August 17, 2007 at 7:55 AM (PT)
The singer and musician known as UNCLE KRACKER was arrested in CARY, NC early FRIDAY morning and charged with second-degree sex offense, reports NBC17.COM. KRACKER, whose real name is MATTHEW SHAFER, 33, was arrested at about 5a this morning at at the EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL in CARY. He had performed THURSDAY night in the area.
According to RALEIGH police, a 26-year-old woman told an off-duty police officer working at the nightclub that SHAFER had committed a sex act against her while she was inside the ESS LOUNGE in RALEIGH. RALEIGH police investigated the report, issued an arrest warrant and went to CARY to arrest SHAFER.
SHAFER is set to appear at 2p TODAY. He is being held at the WAKE COUNTY Jail on $5 million bond.