Missing soldier located



Update received by Riley County Police at 8:41 a.m. Thursday:

RCPD received a request from Fort Riley to check the welfare of one of their soldiers. Police were initially unable to locate Garett Swift for several hours. In the time between when they began looking for him and when he was located, Fort Riley issued a warrant for Swift’s arrest. After RCPD made contact with Swift and verified that he was safe, RCPD arrested him on the Fort Riley warrant. RCPD Public Information Officer  Alexander Robinson stresses at the time both Fort Riley and RCPD issued a plea for the public to help locate Swift, there was no warrant and police were simply attempting to verify that Swift was safe.


(earlier reports)

Updated 6:30 a.m. Thursday:

The missing soldier sought by the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley has apparently been found. Thursday morning’s early Riley County Police arrest report lists Garett Michael Swift, 37 of Fort Riley as being taken into custody at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Westloop Place in Manhattan. No bond was set with extradition indicated on the arrest report.


(Wednesday report)

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing soldier.

Staff Sgt. Garett Michael Swift, a fire support specialist, was last in contact with his unit Tuesday at 9 p.m. The 37-year-old drives a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with a license number of HAV 507.

At this time, Swift is only being sought to ensure his welfare.

Those with information regarding Swift are asked to call his unit at (785) 239-0568 or the Fort Riley Military Police Desk at (785) 239-6767.


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