A 28-year-old man on the run from a rape charge in US can’t seem to stay off social media as he taunted the police on its Facebook post that described him as ‘wanted’ for rape and kidnapping. The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina posted suspect Derek Helms’ mugshot and description on Facebook on Tuesday hoping that someone would recognise him and tip them off to his location, the Fox News reported.
After a colleague commented that he was a “great guy,” Helms took everyone by surprise as he thanked the person for his comments. Helms insisted that he is innocent. He then went on to accuse law enforcement agencies of corruption in two counties.
“Thanks bud really appreciate it enjoyed working with y’all guys as well. truth coming out before long vindictive and spitfullness and some croked cops (sic),” Helms wrote. The Sheriff’s Office replied: “you need to turn yourself in.”
Other people who commented on the post were in disbelief over the reply.
“Did that just happen?” one person wrote. Helms of Stanly County in North Carolina, has accused law enforcement agencies of corruption in two counties.
He has even sent out messages about places he has visited, recently thanking his hosts in Oakboro for their hospitality at a fireworks show.
“This dude comments on a post about his rape warrants. Got some big kahunas,” wrote Patrick Driscoll.
“This is hilarious!!” wrote Taylor Eddleman Carter on Facebook.
Others are coming to Helms’ defense with their own accusations of injustice and law enforcement wrong-doing.
“Derek Helms did not in NO WAY rape or kidnap ANYONE because i was with him and his kids the hole weekend that he is being charged with,” posted Spencer Mason.
Investigators said that Helms was involved in a “complex case” of alleged domestic violence.