Fugitive From Alachua County Captured in Wyoming
CODY, Wyo. - A Lake City man suspected of faking his own death has been arrested in Wyoming.
Fifty-year-old David Leon Lashley was arrested Monday in the Clark area near the Montana border by U.S. Marshals and U.S. Coast Guard investigators.
Park County Sheriff Scott A. Steward said Tuesday that Lashley, who fled Alachua County in a motor home, had been living there under an assumed name, Wesley Byrd.
Steward said Lashley is wanted by the Coast Guard in connection with the disappearance of a houseboat in which he allegedly attempted to fake his death. He is also wanted for failing to appear in an Alachua County courtroom in March after being arrested during a child sex sting.
The Powell Tribune reported that Lashley waived his right to fight extradition to Florida in court on Tuesday.
It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
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