No reward paid in AMW fugitive find

U.S. Marshal booking photo 2/9
U.S. Marshal booking photo 2/9

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Deputy U.S. Marshal Stephen Linder tells WSFA 12 News no reward will be paid out after the capture of one of America's Most Wanted fugitives in the capital city.

After featuring Brian Rogers on WSFA 12 News and WSFA.COM, U.S. Marshals and the television show America's Most Wanted used local tips to zero in on Rogers' location near the Ann Street Wal-Mart Monday afternoon.

Linder said viewer tips helped focus the area of investigation, but no one tip pointed police to their fugitive. Instead said Linder, " was investigative techniques....based on intense investigation in Chicago and Montgomery," that ultimately lead to Rogers. He didn't go into detail about how police found Rogers.

Authorities say the Illinois fugitive was taken into custody without incident.

Over the past week numerous tips flooded into the America's Most Wanted and U.S. Marshals' tiplines, many saying they had seen the man walking in the capital city, riding in cabs or at local eating establishments.

The last sighting of Rogers was at a gas station on the Atlanta Highway Friday afternoon where he was believed to be in the company of a Hispanic female. Marshals tell WSFA 12 News that Rogers was alone at the time of his capture.

Rogers was convicted of bank fraud in late 2008 and sentenced to 30 months in prison plus more than half a million dollars in restitution. He most likely will face more charges after running from authorities.

He never told his family of the legal troubles he was facing. Instead, he fled the state of Illinois just before the late January day on which he was to turn himself in to serve prison time.

The America's Most Wanted website now lists 1056 captures and Rogers is the front page story.