- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man who police believe faked being abducted to cover up a burglary has been arrested in Texas.

Police in San Angelo, Texas, say 26-year-old Tyler Shuffield of Gurdon was arrested Monday at a motel after an employee recognized him from social media posts.

Gurdon police say Shuffield took three bank bags of money from a Family Dollar in the early morning hours of Nov. 28 and left two notes saying armed men forced him to commit the crime.

Gurdon police Sgt. Toby Garner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2h700e3 ) that the letters were discredited within a day or two.

Shuffield faces burglary, theft and other charges and is jailed pending extradition.

His father, Brian Shuffield, said he’s just happy his son was found and that he’s innocent until proven guilty.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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