AWOL soldier caught in Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SALISBURY — Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Army soldier accused of going AWOL last year from his base in Alaska.
Private First Class Samuel Avery Wade, an Army Health Care Specialist, disappeared from his base in Anchorage on Oct. 25, 2011, according to military records.
A sergeant from Palmer Police Department in Alaska contacted deputies after getting information that Wade could be in Salisbury.
Three officers from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office found Wade at 116 N. Deerfield Circle last night. He was not listed as the property owner.
Wade was charged with felony absent without leave from the military and is being held without bond.
He is expected to be extradited back to Alaska.