Soldier Accused of Stealing Weapons Has Other Charges

Jackson, TN – A Fort Campbell soldier indicted on a charge of selling an anti-tank rocket and hand grenades to an undercover agent in Tennessee also has an outstanding warrant in Kentucky. The Jackson Sun reports Private First Class Joshua Bartlett Etherton waived his right to a detention hearing on Wednesday in Jackson's federal court. He did not request bond because of the warrant. The September 30 indictment says Etherton stole the weapons from Fort Campbell. According to Kentucky court records, Etherton pled guilty to assault in March. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says he did not pay his court costs and fines and a warrant was issued in September.