Facebook post leads to arrest of AWOL Marine in Williamsburg
If you're going to go leave the military without permission, then it probably isn't a good idea to post your whereabouts on Facebook.
About 4:26 a.m. Tuesday, Whitley County Sheriff's Lt. Dennis Foley charged Terry J. McCullah, 19, of 7200 Highway 904E, with being a federal fugitive.
Foley arrested McCullah at his mother's residence after sheriff's deputies got a request from the United States Marine Corps to apprehend McCullah for "military desertion," according to court documents.
The apprehension request from Sgt. Alisha M. Dexter, a USMC Sgt./Military Police Deserter Investigator, noted that she had talked with McCullah's mother, Rosalie Croley, who denied having any information about her son's whereabouts.
A Facebook comment 23 hours before Dexter sent the apprehension request noted that McCullah was at his mother's house, she noted on the apprehension request worksheet.
McCullah, a private first class, enlisted on Sept. 1, 2009, and has been absent since March 10, 2011. He is a 2010 graduate of Whitley County High School.
McCullah was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center, but is expected to be picked up by military police within 72 hours.
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