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Melvin Emde was arrested during a traffic stop in Georgia on Sunday, nearly 500 miles east of a stretch of the Mississippi River in Louisiana where he was reported to have drowned in a kayaking accident more than a month ago. Emde’s son called police on Aug. 7 to report that his father had fallen overboard and drowned in the river near Hahnville, police said. However, investigators said they quickly suspected something was wrong after learning that the 41-year-old was due in court the next day to face charges of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. “We immediately suspected that this may have been a staged drowning and accidental death for Mr. Emde to escape charges in Brunswick County, North Carolina,” said St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.
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However, we could not publicly expose our suspicions for fear of giving him away.” Following the stunt, police sent teams to search the river near Hahnville while media outlets covered the effort. After learning that Emde had been wearing an ankle monitor as part of his bail conditions, police were able to determine that he had visited a Walmart hours before his reported drowning, where he purchased a pair. of prepaid phones. Police worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to track the phones and discovered that Emde had been discreetly using one by only turning it on for short periods of time. After first trying to find Emde near his home in Talihina, Oklahoma, he was finally captured during a traffic stop at 3:30 a.m. in Georgia. Police detained a man driving a motorcycle without a license plate, who eventually fled before crashing and then attempted to flee on foot. He gave a false name after being detained, but was identified as Emde once his fingerprints were taken. “Now is the time for Mr. Emde to face the burden of his charges in North Carolina,” Sheriff Champagne said.