PORT ANGELES, Wash. – A Marine accused of faking his own disappearance in Colorado in 2006 remains in custody in Port Angeles, and military authorities reportedly have declined to come and get him.
Clallam County jail Supt. Ron Sukert tells the Peninsula Daily News that the Marines are deferring to Boulder, Colo., which is seeking the return of Lance Hering on a contempt charge in a burglary case.
The 23-year-old lance corporal appeared briefly in court Monday and remained in custody with bail set at $5,000. His lawyer says he'll fight extradition.
Hering and his father, Lloyd Hering, a pilot, were arrested Sunday at the Port Angeles airport. The elder Hering was arrested for investigation of aiding and abetting a criminal. All the father would tell the newspaper was, "I love my son."