HENDRICKS, Co., Ind (WEHT) A Virginia woman on the run for months with her four children is arrested thanks to a tip from an A&E viewer.
Melody Bannister was taken into custody at a gas station in Speedway, Indiana.
The U.S. Marshal’s Office says it was thanks to a tip from a viewer who watched the A&E series, ‘Live PD: Wanted’ on Dec. 12, 2019. Authorities say that tip drove the investigation into the direction that led to Bannister’s capture.
Bannister was wanted on felony charges — including abduction.
U.S. marshals say Bannister disappeared with her four children after a court granted custody to her estranged husband.
She was spotted in several states, including Kentucky.
Bannister is being held in the Hendricks County Jail.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2020)