Russell C. Marcum had been facing burglary charges when he fled Fort Drum, CO in as stolen car, leading cops on a chase over three counties, before they were able to use stop sticks to puncture the tires.
Armed with a handgun, wearing camouflage and a bulletproof vest the first class private fled into a wooded area and disappeared.
He was reportedly suicidal and said that he would force police to shoot him in order to end his life, but despite a huge manhunt using dogs and helicopters he has still not been found.
Fort Drum spokeswoman Julie Cupernall said Marcum had been under 'unit custody' in the barracks on a charge of third-degree burglary after being accused of stealing a $700 plasma TV from a storage unit.
She added that he had made bail on the civilian charge.
Marcum, who was deployed to Afghanistan this year from January to March is 6'3" tall and weighs 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing his camouflage Army fatigues uniform, according to State Police spokesman Trooper Jack Keller.
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