Rape and Kidnapping Fugitive Replies To His Own Wanted Facebook Post


A man who’s currently wanted for rape and kidnapping surprised everyone on Tuesday when he commented on his own wanted Facebook post.

Two days ago the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s office sent out a wanted post on their Facebook page, asking for the public’s help to find and arrest Derek Helms, who is currently wanted for 1st degree kidnapping and 2nd degree rape:

To everyone’s surprise, Derek himself commented on the wanted posts, to which the Cabarrus County Sherrif’s office replied, “Derek Helms you need to turn yourself in.”


Since the incident, the Cabarrus County post has gone trending, with over 1,700 shares in the past two days.

Derek also posted on his Facebook wall on July 4th, claiming that the accusations are all false;

Derek is still at large and Cabarrus County deputies say he may be driving a 2005 four-door silver Mercedes.

If you have any information that might lead to his arrest, please call the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000 or the Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at 704-93-CRIME.