Bogus check writer arrested

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BONHAM, Tex. -- James Dwayne Shelton, 49, who was wanted for writing numerous bogus checks in various businesses in Durant and elsewhere in Bryan County between 2000 and 2005, was arrested shortly after airing his photo on Wednesday.

Shelton has been convicted in Bryan County of obtaining merchandise by bogus check and ordered to pay restitution to the victims through the bogus check collection program in the District Attorney’s office.

The Bryan County District Attorney's office was seeking his arrest.

Within minutes of airing his photograph on Wednesday, authorities received the call that Shelton was in Bonham, Texas. He was arrested at a lumber yard in Bonham.

Shelton is being booked on Thursday.

No word on whether he will be extradited back to Bryan County.

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