All four members of DECAPITATED were arrested on counts of kidnapping on Saturday, September 9 in Santa Ana, CA. The charges are based on reports of the band kidnapping a woman after their show in Spokane, WA on August 31.
They were arrested at around 2 a.m. Saturday in Santa Ana, California after performing at the Observatory as part of the “Double Homicide” tour with THY ART IS MURDER.
Now the band has issued the first statement on the situation, which can be read below:
“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us.
“We ask that everyone please reserve their judgement until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.
“As there is uncertainty regarding a timeline for prospective proceedings and out of respect for fans and promoters, due to the severity of the claims, we have cancelled all planned touring.
All social media platforms have been temporarily disabled as they have been used as destinations for defamatory and malicious remarks. We would like to point out that the statements in the published police report were given prior to an arrest. At that point, no member of the band was aware of an active warrant being issued.”