Missing Marine Arrested
According to the AP, a Marine accused of faking his own disappearance to avoid service in Iraq has been arrested in Washington state.
Lance Hering, 23, was arrested at the Port Angeles airport Sunday, police said. Hering is being held on a warrant for contempt of court on a burglary charge and a Marine Corps warrant for desertion.
A Denver Post report reveals that Hering's father, Lloyd Hering, was also arrested. His father faces a misdemeanor charge of aiding and abetting a criminal.
Hering, a lance corporal and Iraq war veteran, was on leave from California's Camp Pendleton when he disappeared in 2006.
At the time, Steve Powers, a friend of the Marine, told authorities Hering fell in the Eldorado Canyon in Colorado. More than 600 people were involved in an extensive search for Hering.
Powers later admitted it was a hoax.