TICKER: Rapist on the run caught after his girlfriend “likes” the police chief’s page on Facebook

Facebook’s stock has risen pretty high, at least in the eyes of sheriffs in Tazewell County, Va., who were able to use the social media website to land a fugitive sex offender.

Authorities arrested Dyllan Otto Naecher, a 29 year old white male from Maryland, for failing to register as a sex offender while in Virginia. He may also face federal charges for crossing state lines under the Adam Walsh Act. with possible ties to gang activity, according to WJHL-TV.

Naecher had been in hiding but police were able to find him after determining the identity of his girlfriend when she “liked” the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, the Associated Press reported.

The girlfriend, Samantha Dillow, has been charged with obstruction of justice and is expected to be arrested today.

Members of the U.S. Marshalls office are interviewing Haecker with detectives from the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, according to WVVA-TV.

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