An ex-cop from the American city of Chadbourne, North Carolina, tried to fake his own death in the hope of getting away from justice after being charged with 70 crimes. About it informs The New York Times.
Former city police chief 36-year-old William Anthony Spivey was charged with more than 70 criminal offenses, including destruction of evidence, embezzlement and opiate trafficking, possession of weapons and selling his friends and relatives as a result of an internal investigation. In addition, the man was accused of stealing eight thousand dollars (816 thousand rubles), intended for the treatment of a patient with leukemia.
Spivey was released from prison on $500,000 bail. The man went by boat to the river and left a note in the car, in which he indicated that he wanted to commit suicide. It said: “I can no longer endure this pain, so I made such a choice!”. Spivey’s wife, Eve Waddell, told the police about the note.
The police found the empty boat. Spivey, who was awaiting trial at the time, disappeared. The search for the man was carried out with the involvement of helicopters, boats and divers and cost taxpayers 64.2 thousand dollars (6.5 million rubles).
Shortly after midnight, the police found and detained Spivey. He was hiding at his aunt Brenda Rowell’s house near an apartment complex in Loris, South Carolina. In addition, the police arrested a married couple who were Spivey’s neighbors. They are suspected of helping a man stage a suicide.
Spivey was charged with obstructing justice by faking his own death. He was placed behind bars on bail of six million dollars (612 million rubles). He didn’t have a lawyer. Lawyer Michael Mills, who previously represented Spivey in court, did not return calls.
Earlier it was reported that in one of the hospitals in Glasgow (Scotland) found an American who pretended to be dead to avoid charges of rape. The man faked his own death, but was caught when he fell ill with COVID-19.
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