LPD Arrest Lubbock Soldier For Going AWOL - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


LPD Arrest Lubbock Soldier For Going AWOL

We are learning more about the Lubbock soldier, accused of deserting the Army.  Police arrested 19-year-old Dane Butterfield early Wednesday morning, after the Army asked for their help.

Jailers booked Butterfield into the jail just before 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.  He accused of being absent without leave, or as most people know it, AWOL.  

At least three police units went to a home in the 4600 Block of 29th Street.  They arrested Butterfield at that home, and it appeared he went without any problems.

NewsChannel 11 contacted the Army's recruiting command, but we couldn't find out when Butterfield joined the Army.

We also talked with his sister, but she didn't want to comment until she was able to find out exactly what's going on.

We did learn that Butterfield is a registered freshman at Texas Tech University, and he was on campus in September. That's because Tech Police arrested him on a drug and firearm charge.

If convicted of deserting the Army, he could face a felony charge for leaving the during wartime.


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