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Soldier who saved children during El Paso shooting arrested for military desertion

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 14:46:00-04

BELL COUNTY, TX — The soldier with Killeen ties who saved children during the El Paso Walmart shooting on Aug. 3 has been arrested.

Harker Heights police said Glendon Oakley Jr. was arrested for a warrant on military desertion on Thursday.

Fort Hood is going to pick him up at the Bell County Jail and Fort Bliss will handle it from there.

After the shooting, Oakley was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his bravery.

He grew up in Killeen and was hailed a hero throughout the nation.

The mugshot provided by the Bell County Jail is from 2014.