On December 14, 2021, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office received a warrant from the United States Marine Corps for military desertion. James R. Wallace, age 23 and who was residing on Highway 1070 in Washington Parish, was taken into custody without resistance at his residence by two Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies. Wallace was transported to the Washington Parish Jail to be held as a fugitive from the Marine Corps.
It is unusual to receive a warrant for military desertion,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “We don’t know the circumstances behind his desertion, but we are glad to assist the Marines in this matter.”