A man suspected of robbing 14 banks in six states was in court Monday after being captured over the weekend at a mid-Missouri motel. Chad E. Schaffner , age 37, was arrested Saturday in the small Missouri town of Kingdom City, after a former state trooper recognized him. Authorities said Schaffner was wanted in 10 armed bank robberies starting in May in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. He had also felony warrants for burglary and receiving stolen property.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Schaffner was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Saturday at a Super 8 motel in the small town of Kingdom City, Mo., after a former state trooper recognized him from media reports and called police. Schaffner’s picture had been plastered on billboards in several states, and he was featured last week on the television show, America’s Most Wanted.