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Uncle Kracker's Wacker Lands Singer in Slammer

8/17/2007 9:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Uncle KrackerKid Rock's former DJ, who also had a double platinum selling album of his own a few years back, was arrested and charged with a second-degree forcible sex offense outside Raleigh, North Carolina this morning.

Uncle Kracker, aka 33-year-old Matthew Shafer, was busted by Raleigh police at an Embassy Suites hotel around 4:45 AM.

Kracker, who had a huge hit with the song "Follow Me" in 2000, is currently being held in Wake County Jail on $5 million bond. According to arresting documents obtained by TMZ, Kracker , who is described as "a nationally known singer with major assets at his disposal," is considered to be a "exceptionally high flight risk."

Kracker is scheduled to face a judge on Friday.

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Lenn K.    

Just let him in with the general population and the problem will be solved!!

2540 days ago
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love little people :)    

wow

2540 days ago
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name withheld    

Greta, Uncle Kracker. You shoulda just stayed here in Michigan and hung out on Jefferson. Not by the Beach Grill. By the skanky bars you got to off the canal. Dirty Pig..... Kenney is gonna be so embarrased.

2540 days ago
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Dave    

According to our local paper, it stems from an incident that happened in downtown last night. He was here performing at some outdoor concert:

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the charge stemmed from an incident at a downtown nightclub.


WRAL has video him down at the police station...if interested...

2540 days ago
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Michelle    

I live in Raleigh... and according to our local paper he performed Thursday night at an outdoor event downtown. After the event he supposedly went to a popular nightclub that is also downtown. And from what I gather this is where the alleged offense occurred. His hearing is at 2 pm today.

2540 days ago
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Todd    

"When The Sun Goes Down"?! When the PANTS come down! Was it Zellweger's ex in that Raleigh, NC hotel with Kracker?? Oh WAIT! CLAY AIKEN lives in Raleigh. Forced sex!

2540 days ago
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Patty    

good grief

2540 days ago
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Fraz    

Don't be to quick to judge, wait for the real story to come out!

2540 days ago
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mommab    

Maybe he should just go to rehab, like everyone else!

2540 days ago
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Billy Fronkbronk    

Seems like another groupie trying to get rich. He said she said and a big payoff coming.

2540 days ago
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mary    

maybe he will go to rehab..

2540 days ago
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TheONE    

Has Been

2540 days ago
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Ace    

I'm worried about the sun exploding today. Sincerely, Donald Trump

2540 days ago
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Jen    

$5 million dollar bond? There must be a SERIOUS offense here, that is a HUGE bond amount on a 2nd degree charge - the "forcible" must add some seriousness. Nice mug shot by the way - What, me worry?

2540 days ago
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amy    

i think hes married to
jerk off

2540 days ago
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