- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities are accusing a Texas Panhandle armored car driver of taking more than $200,000 in cash after initially believing the man was missing following a robbery of his vehicle.

Amarillo police say an arrest warrant has been issued charging 24-year-old Trent Michael Cook with first degree felony theft.

The armored car that Cook was driving had been found running Monday morning. Cook was missing as well as the vehicle’s contents.

Police say they have arrested Cook’s father, 43-year-old Brian Hodge and charged him with tampering with or fabricating evidence connected to the case.

Investigators say evidence indicates Cook, who is from Amarillo, had discussed how to commit a theft like the one being alleged by authorities.

Police say Cook might be in a white Ford-15 passenger van.

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