updated 2/5/2010 10:52:35 AM ET 2010-02-05T15:52:35

Police in western New York say a fugitive all but turned himself in by posting his workplace on Facebook and MySpace.

Police in Lockport passed along the information about 39-year-old Christopher Crego to U.S. marshals. He was arrested Wednesday at a tattoo parlor where he was working in Terre Haute (teh-ruh HOHT'), Ind.

Crego had been wanted since he failed to show up for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty in the fall to assault. He was also charged with drunken driving, drug possession and using a BB gun to kill birds.

Lockport police posted a thank-you note on Crego's Facebook page saying: "It was due to your diligence in keeping us informed that now you are under arrest."

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