Saturday, March 29, 2014

Man Charged With Inappropriately Touching Child & Kidnapping

In all the years my husband has been mudbog racing I have  never given a thought towards something like this happening!  I have always feared that children, because of being small in size, would go unnoticed by the driver of the truck and be run over, lost in the woods or even abducted.

These ARE family/community events and bring spectator families and racers with their families together for a day of racing.  Most of us have made close lifetime friendships with many and it would cause great devastation were something like this to occur again.

KUDOS to those who were able to intervene and rescue that child from the monster at Morgan’s Corner in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Too bad they couldn't throw the creep into the bog during the Unlimited Class or X Class races!

Man charged with inappropriately touching child, kidnapping in Pasquotank

A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child, among other charges, according to Sheriff Randy Cartwright of Pasquotank County.

On Saturday an event was being held at Morgan’s Corner Proving Ground about 8:00 p.m. Two Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Deputies were on assignment there when they observed a confrontation.

Sheriff’s Cartwright says that confrontation was a group of people stopping 43-year-old Edward Imwald Jr. from inappropriately touching a young child.

Officers say that the suspect inappropriately removed the child without permission from the parents and inappropriately touched the child behind a bus that was parked at the event.

The owner of the motocross park, Chris Smith, says while many people were watching trucks mud bogging, others saw Imwald’s every move and intervened.

“It just goes to show the people that attend these types of events are not just rednecks that don’t care about anything but to drink beers,” Smith said. “The people that were attending the event were smart enough and aware enough that they saw something they didn’t like and gave this person, I guess you would say, ‘country justice’ out here in Elizabeth City.”
Edward Imwald Jr.

People at the event intervened, which caught the attention of a deputy.

Imwald was arrested and charged with Simple Assault, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Indecent Liberties with a Minor, and Kidnapping. He is being held on a $22,000 bond.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident may contact the Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191 or the Hotline at 252-335-5555.


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