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Police Search for Missing Ft. Bragg Soldier

Posted November 4, 2007
Updated November 5, 2007

— Fayetteville police are searching for a missing Fort Bragg soldier who has not been seen since Friday morning.

Pfc. Daniel Arrington, 22, was last seen by his wife leaving their home in a Pontiac Trans-Am convertible at 6 a.m. He never showed up for work, Casey Arrington said.

Casey Arrington, who is 3 months pregnant, filed a missing-persons report with the Fayetteville Police Department.

Members of Danny Arrington's unit searched throughout Fayetteville for his car, Casey Arrington said. She added that his friends said they do not know where he is.

The couple has family in Waldorf, Md., in Charles County, but no one there has heard from him.

Police described Daniel Arrington as a white male, with a muscular build, standing 5 foot 9 inch and weighing 170 pounds. His head is shaved. A tribal tattoo is on the left side of his neck, and a bio hazard tattoo on the right side of his neck.

He was last seen wearing dark pants and a T-shirt saying "Support Your Local Iron Horseman." He may be wearing glasses.

Police are also looking for a teal green 1995 Pontiac Trans-Am convertible with a tan top. It has state tags WSX 2420.

Anyone who has seen Arrington or the vehicle is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1585.


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  • shine Nov 5, 2007

    Good point illegals....... I would think he would have had to spend some money by now for gas or food unless he had plenty of cash with him. Hope he will be okay.

  • blondton13 Nov 5, 2007

    Oh goodness. I also have a bad feeling about this. Hope (for what it's worth) that things turn out okay.

  • ifonly Nov 4, 2007

    Heard on the news the wife is worried he may harm himself.

  • illegals--GO HOME Nov 4, 2007

    Would definitely check to see if there had been activity on his debit/credit cards since Fri morning and such as that....that would be a great starting point!!

    Hope this turns out well, but as others have said and from past experiences, this does not look good....

  • Panther Nov 4, 2007

    I hope this guy went out for a cold beer and ball game in Atlanta and lost his way home. As previous posts have said, Fayetteville is not a good city to be around or in, not unless you have a MAC-10 or Uzi handy. I truly hope this guy comes home in one piece.

  • BlowupDollWithChatAmbitions Nov 4, 2007

    Same here Tired Of Excuses. This has a bad feeling hanging over it. But I am hoping for the best and hope they find him in good shape. I grew up in Fayetteville and would never raise my children there. We moved when I was about 12 y.o. When I was around 9, my parents went out one night and we had a neighbor babysitting us. I had a habit of running and opening the door when someone knocked, and on this night I was about to but it was late and the babysitter stopped me. She asked whow as there and heard a man she did not recognize asking for someone else. She had me look out the window and see if I knew him. This man was standing there with a knife at our screen waiting for the door to open. She called her step-dad next door and he came out with his gun and ran the guy off. There was a carload of them on the corner of the house. And this wasn't the first time, according to my mother, that they had been there. I never opened a door first again.

  • Tired Of Excuses Nov 4, 2007

    I hope he did just take off the the weekend and that it's nothing worse. Rarely does anyone reappear who's gone missing in Fayetteville. I don't have a good feeling about this. Check his computer.

  • djofraleigh Nov 4, 2007

    Hmmm...is he the type of guy who might do something wild at the spur of the moment? Was he depressed? Does he pick up hitch hikers, used drugs, etc.?

    The car is easy to spot, being a convertible, so maybe the public will give out some helpful tips? He's young, under some considerable obligation, and maybe he just let go for a weekend and will come back home with his tail between his legs - I hope. That would be embarrassing but not so bad.

  • Lit Nov 4, 2007

    Hope this guy returns safely to his family...