AWOL Soldiers Plead to Weapons Charge

Two U.S. Army soldiers are still in jail in the U.P., awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a concealed weapons charge.

They are 20–year–old Powers Goldwire from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and 21–year–old Matthew Cox from Radford, Virginia.

They’ve each pleaded guilty to one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

Cox will get his sentence on April 16th, and Goldwire will be sentenced on May 7th.

State Police from the Munising Detachment arrested the two on February 18th.

The young men were walking through Munising at the time with two handguns, two knives and a rifle in their possession.

State Police say U.P. law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for Goldwire and Cox.

They were reportedly AWOL from the Army and were planning to enter Canada.

Goldwire and Cox are in the Alger County Jail on $30,000 bond each.

Posted by: Mike Hoey

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