Man arrested on outstanding warrants in McCracken County - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Man arrested on outstanding warrants in McCracken County

Byron Peeler (Source: McCracken County Jail) Byron Peeler (Source: McCracken County Jail)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Officers say a man was arrested on outstanding warrants after what was thought at first to be an armed robbery call.

Byron L. Peeler, 42, of Radcliff was arrested on Jefferson County warrants charging him with parole violation and theft by unlawful taking (fraudulent use of a credit card). 

A number of police officers were called to Kentucky Tobacco Outlet Thursday afternoon after a reported armed robbery but officers say it turned out to be nothing more than a dispute over money. 

Officers say David Blanton of Marion, OH, and two other men initially said that Byron L. Peeler had robbed them of $75 at gunpoint at a motel nearby, then had fled to Kentucky Tobacco Outlet and hid inside. 

Officers found Peeler who was unarmed. Peeler said he had argued with the men over money and had fled in fear. 

Blanton and the other men were warned about filing a false police report and admitted during questioning by detectives that there had been no gun involved. 

Officers found two Jefferson County warrants for Peeler's arrest and took him into custody.

He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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