January 6, 2009-Decatur PoliceSgt. Faron White, head of the Decatur Police Department's Organized Crime Unit, has been found and arrested.
DECATUR, Ala. - Missing Decatur police Sgt. Faron White was found and arrested late last night in a Las Vegas motel. U.S. Marshals arrested White in the lobby of a Hampton Inn around 11:15 p.m. and transported him to the Clark County Detention Center where he was charged as a fugitive from justice. Decatur police say White stole more than $2,500 from the department and then staged a struggle at his office before fleeing to Nevada. Sarah Elizabeth Richardson of Decatur was also arrested and charged with first degree hindering prosecution or apprehension for allegedly helping Sgt. White stage his disappearance. White is being held on a $20,000 bond in Nevada, while Richardson is being held at the Decatur city jail under a $2,500 bond. White, 48, who supervises the department's Organized Crime Unit, was last seen working alone Friday night in his office at the department's Training Center. His family reported him missing early Saturday after he failed to come home. Decatur Police DepartmentSarah Richardson was arrested for helping Sgt. Faron White stage his disappearance.