Sunday, September 04, 2016

Man arrested after using wanted poster as his Facebook profile photo

A Florida man learned this week that a wanted poster may not be the best choice for an online profile photo. Stuart police arrested Mack Yearwood, 42, on Tuesday on an outstanding warrants from Citrus County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Officers say Yearwood used his “Wanted of the Week” poster from that county as his Facebook profile photo. Police used the photo to help identity him as a suspect in a reported disturbance from Monday night at a home in Stuart.

An officer who responded to the disturbance informed other investigators of Yearwood’s warrants, a department spokesman said. An officer checked a Facebook page, where Yearwood appeared to proudly display his wanted status. Yearwood was located and arrested on two warrants.

He asked to put on a pair of jeans lying on the floor near his bed. As he got dressed, a bag of marijuana fell out of his pocket, police said. A charge of possession of cannabis under 20 grams was added. Jail records indicate that Yearwood works as a carpenter for a construction company in Jupiter. He was wanted by Citrus County authorities for violation of probation on two counts of battery, police said.

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