It seems that Shane Ladner’s lawyer was unable to to get records of his hospital stay in Panama, or those secret records being stored at Fort Benning of his daring deeds somewhere south of Texas. But we said that already. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says that they’ve arrested Ladner;
The investigation revealed that Ladner was NOT a Purple Heart recipient as he has claimed for several years. He is charged with 4 counts of Theft by Deception, 1 count of False Swearing and 1 count of False Statement to a Police Officer. The Theft by Deception charges are from Ladner receiving a free Purple Heart License plate in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012. When he originally applied for the license plate in 2009 he was required to swear that he was a Purple Heart recipient, hence the False Swearing charge. The False Statement charge is from lying to detectives during an interview.
The United States Army has no record of the 2004 DD214 that Ladner presented to obtain his Purple Heart Georgia License plate.
Now, if Ladner’s lawyer needs me to take a week or so at his expense to go to Panama and check around the hospital for him looking for his records, well, you know I’ll make that sacrifice. I mean as long as they want to pretend there are records down there, I’ll pretend I’m looking for them.