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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:39 pm

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Florida man suspected of faking his own death has been arrested in Wyoming.

Fifty-year-old David Leon Lashley was arrested Monday in the Clark area near the Montana border by U.S. Marshals and U.S. Coast Guard investigators.

Park County Sheriff Scott A. Steward said Tuesday that Lashley fled Florida in a motor home and was living under the name Wesley Byrd. Sheriff's officials say a warrant for his arrest was issued out of Gainesville, Fla.

Steward says Lashley is wanted by the Coast Guard in connection with the disappearance of a houseboat in which he allegedly attempted to fake his death. He is also wanted for failing to appear in court in March.

The Powell Tribune reports Lashley waived his right Tuesday to fight extradition to Florida.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

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