Boulder, Colo. (AP) A marine accused of faking his own disappearance to avoid returning to his unit was arrested Sunday in Port Angeles, Wash., and his father was arrested for investigation of aiding and abetting.
Acting on a tip from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office in Colorado, Port Angeles police arrested 23-year-old Lance Hering at the Port Angeles Airport.
His father, Lloyd Hering, also was arrested.
Lance Hering, a Lance Corporal and Iraq war veteran, was on leave from Camp Pendleton, Calif, when he disappeared in 2006. At the time, a friend falsely told authorities Hering was hurt in a rock-climbing accident and wandered away while Powers went looking for help.