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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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toodlelu    

Love the song--hate the mullet

2538 days ago
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Jon    

Looks like he is accused of something that he did at a downtown nightclub after the show.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/crime_safety/story/673746.html

Second degree forcible sex offense in NC is not actually intercourse

2538 days ago
18.

hurl    

Yep, he's married with three kids.

2538 days ago
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kdawg    

I live in Raleigh. I sent this story into TMZ. It may not be rape but he is screwed. Remember the Duke Lacross fiasco. Well this is in a different county., same area. 5 million is an outrageous amount for bond. K

2538 days ago
20.

oye    

Well, he must have learned a lot from man Sl#t Kenny Chesney, after a while it seems they seem to think it's a gift to be with them.
Sersiously, I hope this isn't true, so sad. If true, that poor girl!

2538 days ago
21.

Kate    

#10....you shouldn't be so quick to judge the victim in this case. Obviously both the police and the judge know something we don't, or why else would his bond be $5million? he must have done something really awful and must have been caught in the act. Not even Kobe's bond was this high.

2538 days ago
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Patty    

I agree it could have been a money grubbin groupie who is looking for a free ride. Isn't that what happened to KOBE? The chick just wanted money, the chick accuser of the duke lacrosse team too. She knew those families had money. Bitches ain't as dumb as you would all like to believe. We will not know until told so, but I have a feeling its just BS. 5million bond is exsessive even the people who killed that family in chesire CT got the samebond for murder. I doubt these charges will stick. LOL

2538 days ago
23.

Jen    

The latest story above does say that the $5 million bond is because the idiot said he was going to flee! YIKES - are people really that stupid?

2538 days ago
24.

L.B    

HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE NUMBER 9 POST FROM BILLY
I SEE A BIG PAY OFF COMING

2538 days ago
25.

Cass    

I was at the ESS Lounge last night where he performed. I saw him inside the bar later after the show.. How in the hell did i miss all this scandalous behavior.??. And what is 2nd degree sex offense?? never heard of that!

What ashame!! but the concert still rocked.... That headliner cracks me up.. No pun intended!

2538 days ago
26.

hora    

who is this guy

2538 days ago
27.

Dawn Day    

Whether you weirdos want to believe it or not, we the Public, do not give a rats ass about this "AS" you keep posting about. It's not making us look her up, it's not making us click on the links and we're all trying to be polite by ignoring you but now it's just plain annoying! Go advertise somewhere else azzholes!!!

2538 days ago
28.

whatagay    

Just some local girl/guy - tryn' to get rich off a good ol'boy. Whar's Britney when u need her?

2538 days ago
29.

Friend    

Coming from someone people who have known Matt for years, we know he is being accused of something that he would never do... He would never shame his family or Kenny or anyone else of something this RIDICULOUS. I'm actually embarrassed for the person accusing him of doing such things. Anyone who knows him is aware that Matt is the most laid back, easy going person you know. This MONEY HUNGRY chick is going after the wrong person.

2538 days ago
30.

SUN    

What kind of offense did he commit???? Come on T.M.Z!!

2538 days ago
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