US Army deserter found almost two decades later, in Indiana, police say

Robert Eugene Brodbeck was found living in Indiana after leaving the U.S. Army in 2000, police say.
(Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office)

An American man who deserted the AMERICAN Army almost two decades ago is on work as a dishwasher in an Italian restaurant in Indiana, police say.

Robert Eugene Brodbeck, the lid was blown at the end of last week after voluntarily walking into the Clinton Police Department and talk to officials because of a scuffle he had with a colleague the day after Christmas.

“He worked jobs in the things for which he was paid in cash,” Larry Keller, coordinator and administration clerk for the Clinton Police Department, told the Indianapolis Star. “Nothing that ever required a Social Security number. He lived in a low rent apartment. He walked everywhere and never had a driver’s license. He was really no trouble.”


But during the interviews with the police, the 46-year-old gave them the name of Robert Eugene Archer – is an alias that gave no matches in their databases.

Brodbeck eventually gave them his real identity, after he learned they were preparing to arrest him for providing false information, the Indianapolis Star reported.

A search of Brodbeck the past to the light that he wanted to be in Texas for evading the police and not appear in court — and that he deserted the Army in 2000 added, although the details of that alleged action were not immediately available.

Brodbeck was held at the Vermillion County Jail on Thursday, while waiting to be transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshall’s Service, according to the Indianapolis Star.

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