Excuses run out for Oregon fugitive; police don't buy Amish story
Story by Mike Chapman - Story Source
Jeffery Kenton, 59, tried to pull a fast one on Anderson police — such as saying he didn't have an ID because his family was Amish — but officers had their doubts.
Shoplifting security agents at the Anderson Walmart contacted police Saturday because they said a "white male adult with long hair" had tried to steal about $100 worth of items before fleeing in a vehicle on Rhonda Road.
Police found the vehicle about three miles away at Rhonda Road and Matthew Lane in Cottonwood and conducted a traffic stop.
The man, later identified as Kenton, said his name was Jeffery Rockwell, but police said that name didn't come up through a records check for prior contacts in all 50 states.
When officers told him they thought he was giving them a false name, Kenton replied he didn't have any IDs, a driver's license or Social Security number because of his Amish background. Read full story