KINGDOM CITY, Mo. -- A man suspected of robbing banks in five states including South Carolina has been captured in Missouri after someone recognized him from the television show America's Most Wanted.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release Sunday that Chad E. Schaffner was arrested Saturday at a motel in the small town of Kingdom City, about 25 miles east of Columbia.
The 37-year-old Indianapolis man was wanted on felony warrants for bank robbery, burglary, armed robbery and receiving stolen property. Authorities believe he robbed banks in Illinois, Kentucky, North and South Carolina and Tennessee.
Schaffner was named a suspect in the robberies after bank surveillance photos from holdups dating to May were flashed on electronic billboards across the South.