North Carolina rape, kidnapping suspect free to leave jail ahead of trial
WGHP / Guilford County
Police charged 33-year-old Michael Dean Myers with kidnapping, rape and other crimes in 2018. Since then, he has been held under a $5.5 million bond, but a judge recently ruled the bond could be unsecured.

UPDATE January 27, 2020:

WGHP reports Michael Dean Myers, accused of violent sex offenses in High Point, was released from custody at about 10 a.m. Monday, according to North Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification.

Police charged 33-year-old Myers with kidnapping, rape and other crimes in 2018. Since then he has been held under a $5.5 million at the High Point Detention Center. Court documents say he attacked four women and one child in High Point.

Assistant District Attorney Lori Wickline told FOX8 that Judge Todd Burke unsecured Myers' bond Thursday, allowing him to leave jail as long as he promises to attend his September trial.

Myers' trial is set to start the week of Sept. 14.

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January 25, 2020:

via WGHP:

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) -- Prosecutors say a man accused of violent sex offenses in High Point is free to leave jail at any time.

Police charged 33-year-old Michael Dean Myers with kidnapping, rape and other crimes in 2018. Since then he has been held under a $5.5 million at the High Point Detention Center.

Court documents say he attacked four women and one child in High Point.

Assistant District Attorney Lori Wickline told FOX8 that Judge Todd Burke unsecured Myers' bond Thursday, allowing him to leave jail as long as he promises to attend his September trial.

Wickline says she has been calling the victims, one who was 14 years old at the time of the crime, to explain what happened.

Court documents say that victims were kidnapped or lured into a van before Myers forced them to perform sex acts. In several cases, he's accused of choking or hitting the women. Police said that several of the victims were known sex workers.

Myers' trial is set to start the week of Sept. 14.

Myers faces charges for the following:

  • Feb. 23, 2018 — 14-year-old female victim. Myers was charged with first-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree forcible rape, statutory sex offense with a child under 15, assault by strangulation and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

  • Feb. 24, 2018 — 33-year-old female victim. Myers was charged with 2 counts of second-degree forcible sex offense, 2 counts of first-degree kidnapping and 2 counts of assault on a female.

  • Feb. 25, 2018 — 31-year-old female victim. Myers was charged with first-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree forcible sex offense and assault on a female.

  • March 25, 2018 — 47-year-old female victim. Myers was charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female.

MORE: High Point man accused of rape allowed to leave jail ahead of trial - WGHP

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