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Cops: Kracker Threatened to Bolt

8/17/2007 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

KrackerAfter he was arrested on a forcible sex offense in N.C. this morning, cops say Uncle Kracker actually threatened to hightail it back to his home state to avoid charges.

According to the arrest documents obtained by TMZ, "arresting officers informed this court that [Kracker] made statements that he would immediately fly back to Michigan to avoid charges." Kracker, who was determined to be "a nationally known singer with major assets at his disposal," was then branded an "exceptionally high flight risk." His bond was then set at a cool $5 mil.

Raleigh Police tell TMZ that Kracker was busted early Friday morning after a 26-year-old female approached an off-duty cop in a nightclub and reported that "he had committed a sexual act against her while she was inside the establishment."

Kracker was later arrested at a nearby Embassy Suites Hotel.

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16.

CelebuTramp    

5 million for this charge - but Lohan, Hilton, Richie and other CelebuTramps still get to take people's lives into their own selfish hands drinking and driving... Flight risk? At least someone else will be FLYING! And not DRIVING.

Makes a LOT of sense. (rolling eyes)

Not making light of the charges - but COME ON!

2441 days ago
17.

DJ MARCUS    

SOUNDS LIKE THIS GIRL MIGHT HAVE TAKEN A PAGE OUT OF THE WOMANS PLAYBOOK AGAINST MIKE TYSON'S .....LOL

2441 days ago
18.

Soobs    

Dayum....and I wanted to see him perform with Kenny tomorrow night!

2441 days ago
19.

Jeff W.    

I am SHOCKED and APPALLED by this.

He's staying at an Embassy Suites?

Unbelievable.

2441 days ago
20.

Puh-lease    

I'm not an Uncle Kracker fan, but with his money and fame, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if this were just some "better living through lawsuits" scheme by the woman involved, following consensual sexual activity. So I'm assuming he's innocent unless the state proves otherwise.

2441 days ago
21.

ECote    

Ho Ho Ho, and it ain't even Xmas time.

2441 days ago
22.

angel    

She was prolly blowing him under table and he was drunk and forgot to pay her. Sheesh

FREE UNCLE KRACKER

2441 days ago
23.

mangey    

Did she say "follow me, everything is alright?"

2441 days ago
24.

lrazz76    

Not true!!! Don't believe it for one sec. He is married to a beautiful woman. That girl just wants a paycheck!!!

2441 days ago
25.

elepantQ    

I'd bet a kidney that this isn't true. I've known Matt for 25 yrs. This dumb girl picked the wrong guy to try and set up. There will be a million witnesses that are able to testify to his character. Don't confuse him with Koby Bryant, Rob Lowe, R. Kelley, or Bill Clinton just because he's famous. He's a guy with sound morals and respect for women.

2441 days ago
26.

tRACY    

Hey, I don't even know who this moron "Uncle Kracker" is. He should be arrested for such a stupid name.

And let's not call the plaintiff a whore, as you don't know who she is or anything about her.

From his photo, he looks like a drugged out, booze swilling wannabe rocker. With that name, maybe he should just go talk with Nabisco instead.

2441 days ago
27.

kdawg    

For those of you who say he is innocent don't be so sure. North Carolina has learned a lesson with a Rouge DA during the Duke Lacross rape trial that had national attention. What ever UK is accused of , it is a Class C Felony which carrys a minimum of 4 years to Max of 15. Being the fact he said he was going to skip town does not help his case.

2441 days ago
28.

sunshine    

Hey Soobs, I'll be there too. I was also hoping Kracker would show up. There goes that!

2441 days ago
29.

kdawg    

bond dropped to $75000

2441 days ago
30.

lynn Spears    

this is not true. he would never do anything stupid like this girl is accusing. It will come out that it never happened. Celebrities get targeted like this all the time. You might not hear of them all the time but it happens. I know the real story and this isn't it.

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