Facebook gets suspect nabbed in 45 minutes

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says that a new record has been set for catching a fugitive.

On Thursday, information was posted on the Sheriff's Department's Facebook page seeking 40-year-old Charles Findley on theft charges. An alert tipster was able to give the location of Findley within 45 minutes of the posting.

Findley was taken into custody without incident.

Sheriff Mike Hale says Facebook is the most efficient way to get information on wanted individuals to the public. "We are more successful with the eyes and ears of citizens," says Hale.

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