Cub Scout leader arrested

Michael S. Blanton (Courtesy: Lee Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Michael S. Blanton (Courtesy: Lee Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

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OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - An Opelika Cub Scout leader is under arrest after complaints were filed against him for theft.

Michael Shane Blanton, 36, was taken into custody by the Lee County Sheriff's Office after someone in the local Cub Scout Pack reported the leader's spending habits.

Blanton is accused of using a large quantity of the Pack's money for his own personal benefits.

He's charged with one count of Theft of Property 1st Degree, a class B-felony.

Blanton was released on a $5,000 bond.

WSFA 12 News will update this story as more information becomes available.