Veteran from Ayden detained in South Sudan with two others


According to multiple reports, three former U.S soldiers were detained in South Sudan on June 21.

According to the Army Times Army veteran and Ayden native Craig Austin Lang was detained along with former Marine William Wright and Alex Zwiefelhofer, who is currently absent without leave from the 82nd Airborne division.

"We are aware of the situation regarding [Pfc.] Alex Zwiefelhofer and are in the process of gathering all of the facts in this matter," Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, an 82nd Airborne spokesman, told Army Times. "We are coordinating with appropriate U.S. authorities in the area."

was arrested by SWAT for desertion from Fort Bliss and for assault by pointing a gun.

The three are reportedly in Kenyan National Police custody while the State Department and FBI Investigates.

Lang was arrested by SWAT back in 2016 for desertion of Fort Bliss in Texas and pointing a gun.

NewsChannel 12 reached out to the family of Craig Lang, who declined to comment on the current situation.

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