Soldier charged for stealing explosives from Fort Hood

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 5:25 PM

COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with possession and transportation of stolen explosive material in Central Texas.

According to the Department of Justice, 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier Tyler Glen Patrick attempted to sell a 1.25 pound block of C-4 explosive, which officials said he stole following a field exercise in Fort Hood. Authorities arrested him on Dec. 17.

Patrick is currently in federal custody and faces up to 10 years and federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine, if convicted.

The case is currently under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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