Asheville Police are asking for help to find a man – wanted for sexual offense with a child – who they say skipped a scheduled court date. His family fears he may harm himself.
Matthew Edwards didn’t show up for a court appearance on Thursday in Buncombe County. Order for arrest have been issued against Edwards for two counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child and sexual offense with a parental role.
Edwards is white, 38, 6’1″ and weighs 185 pounds. He has blue eyes, a shaved head, goatee and is known to wear glasses. Members of his family told the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office they believe Edwards has left the area and intends to do harm to himself.
Anyone with information on where Matthew Edwards can be found should call the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.