Man arrested after faking death in 2004

CENTREVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A west Alabama man is arrested five years after police say he faked his own death.

Authorities say Timothy Dehart faked his death in 2004 to avoid paying nearly 30-thousand dollars in court ordered restitution.

Federal marshals arrested Dehart last Thursday in the Bibb County town of Centreville. Police say he had been working at the county airport. People living nearby knew him as Chris Sullivan. Many considered him a friend.

Dehart was also charged as a fugitive in possession of a firearm. Authorities say they found a shotgun in his car.