Of stolen valor and stolen cars

| August 15, 2011

Nicholas Marshall was arrested driving a stolen car in Mansfield, Massachusetts several months ago, but standing on his military record, he promised the judge that he’d return to court to answer the charges. After a high speed chase the following month, he displayed in court “war wounds” as proof of his service, but the prosecutor questioned his record – a Silver Star and two bronze Stars according to Marshall;

While Marshall claims he was discharged, a criminal investigator for the Army at Fort Dix in New Jersey wrote in a letter to police saying that Marshall is an active member of the Army who is AWOL and is considered a “flight risk.”

The Army said it will take Marshall into custody once he completes whatever jail time he received for his criminal cases, according to the document.

Of course, the thief claims that he’s a war hero being victimized by the Army.

In addition to his problems with the military, Marshall is also wanted in Rhode Island, where he is on probation for violating a restraining order, in addition to being a fugitive on an auto theft charge in East Providence.

He is also wanted in Pennsylvania for larceny-related and identity theft charges, according to authorities.

i guess the Army is last in a long line of states queued up for a shot at this jackwagon’s ass. If he doesn’t manage to steal the prison.

Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (7)

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  1. Doc Bailey says:

    correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t federal charges supersede state charges?

  2. NHSparky says:

    Depends on the severity of the charges. Most AWOL/deserters are just kicked out with no jail time to speak of unless missing movement to a war zone (and you have Branum as your lawyer.)

  3. Let him, no, Insist that he do his “local” time, and then give him to the Army. Since he is now an AWOL, doing the local time first will greatly increase his time of being AWOL, and will not help him in the least.
    Sorry bastard.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Doc, the feds usually let the states do the prosecuting, saves them money and time, unless, of course, there’s a headline to be grabbed.

  5. Bobo says:

    How the hell did he get INTO the Army?

  6. DaveO says:

    Past practice was to have a criminal soldier serve jail time in any and all places that had convicted him. To the Army, he’s just AWOL and that’s the 30-day post police call and BCD.

    The Army will wait.

  7. 2-17AirCav says:

    No, Doc, Federal charges do not supersede state charges BUT the resepective prosecutors usually work out an arrangement as to who proceeds first. In many instances, the state charges play second fiddle or are dropped entirely, courtesy of prosecutorial discretion. The feds and states are separate sovereigns and, believe it or not, a person can be prosecuted for the same crime (e.g., bank robbery) without double jeopardy. This rarely happens, though, as most state prosecutors are happy with a Federal prosecution because it saves the state oodles of money and the prosecutor oodles of time and work.