PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Maryland State police say a fugitive reported missing after he fell from a boat in the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia has been arrested in Texas.
Larry Deffenbaugh of Dunkirk, 58, was arrested Tuesday in Baytown, Texas. He is being held in the Harris County jail awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Troopers say Deffenbaugh fell overboard while on a boat with his brother on May 10 in the bay near Virginia Beach. He vanished two days before a hearing on a probation violation in Calvert County.
Deffenbaugh has been convicted of theft for bilking more than 500 people out of cemetery services. He was the former owner of Southern Memorial Gardens.
The TV show "America's Most Wanted" broadcast a segment about Deffenbaugh on Saturday, generating a tip leading to his arrest.