Social media used to identify suspect


A Missouri man, 36-year-old Myles Morgan of Thayer, has been arrested and charged with two felonies involving lost or stolen checks after social media was utilized to identify him.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the Mountain Home Police Department received a report from a Missouri victim in July advising he had received notification from his bank of three checks being written and passed at two area stores during a two-day period totaling almost $3,000.

Video surveillance was obtained, with pictures provided to the victim in hopes the suspect could be identified. Not knowing the suspect, the victim placed the pictures on social media. The affidavit notes after Morgan was identified, he cooperated with law enforcement and admitted to passing the three missing checks. He also identified items on his property purchased with the checks. The affidavit does not indicate how Morgan obtained the checks.

Morgan was charged with second-degree forgery and theft of property, both felony offenses. His bond was set at $5,000. Online jail records indicate he was arrested on Monday evening and bonded out the same day. He is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court this month.

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