East Carolina University student charged with military desertion


27-year-old Adam Patrick Johnson

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — An East Carolina University student accused of deserting the military has been arrested.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported 27-year-old Adam Patrick Johnson was charged with felony military desertion. He had been wanted since October 2009 on a warrant from Kentucky.

Two ECU police officers patrolling a greenway Wednesday night saw a man and woman, according to an arrest report. The officers reportedly asked for identification and found a warrant out for Johnson.

A school spokeswoman said the woman was brought back to her residence hall after it was determined she had done nothing wrong.

Johnson was placed Pitt County Detention Center before being taken to Fort Bragg. It is not known if he has an attorney.

Source: The Daily Reflector of Greenville

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