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TEXARKANA Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Police in Texarkana, Texas say a woman wanted on a felony warrant has been arrested in Southwest Arkansas, days after their post on social media seeking tips resulted in a firestorm of unfounded rumors and speculation but yielded few leads.
According to TTPD, 26-year-old Emily Basiliere of Nashville, Arkansas was wanted for Publishing Intimate Visual Material. The charge stems from an investigation launched at the beginning of July.
In spite of multiple attempts to contact Basiliere, police say she never responded until after TTPD resorted to publishing her photo on Facebook in search of tips that might lead to her arrest.
“It’s a long back story that we can’t go into here,” TTPD said in the post, which fueled a lot of speculation from commenters far and wide. Sgt. Shawn Vaughn says the police department cannot reveal information that might identify the victim of a sex crime.
But he did confirm Basiliere reportedly told her victim, “The police will never catch me!”
While the police department’s Facebook post garnered thousands of shares and comments, Vaughn said few of them provided any useful leads. It did, however, prompt Basiliere herself to reach out to authorities with promises to turn herself in.
She was arrested Thursday in Little River County on a felony probation violation. It’s not clear how she was taken into custody.