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AWOL man appears in Wake Co. court

Posted November 27, 2009

— A fugitive from Kentucky made his first appearance in a Wake County court Friday.

Matthew Farrington is accused of deserting the military while serving in Kentucky.

Farrington waived extradition, clearing the way for authorities to pick him up in Raleigh. Until that time, he will be held without bond.


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  • ngsoldier13p Nov 27, 2009

    As a 7 yr Army and two time Operation Iraqi Freedom vet, this guy and all other like him make me sick. I'm sure me and all my buddies over here serving with me would like to give him a piece of our minds. The Army is a part time thing for me, I am a NC LEO full time. I wish I could have served the warrant on him. No unneeded force would have been used, I'm not that kind of man, but I would have liked to talk to him.

  • Worland Nov 27, 2009

    It's an all volunteer force. If you no longer want to serve, it's really not that hard to get out. Misfits and morons go AWOL. Anyone with an IQ over 45 goes to legal and drafts an early separation letter and waits a few months for a legal & honorable discharge.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 27, 2009

    Wonder what his misgivings are about the military in hindsight?