Suspect in bank robberies arrested in mid-Missouri

KINGDOM CITY, Mo. | A man suspected of committing bank robberies in five states has been captured in mid-Missouri after someone recognized him from the television show "America's Most Wanted."

The Missouri 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, which is 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. He also is a suspect in bank robberies in Illinois, Kentucky, North and South Carolina and Tennessee.

The release says Schaffner was taken into custody without resistance.

He was named a suspect in the robberies after bank surveillance photos from holdups dating to May were flashed on electronic billboards across the South.