Fort Stewart officials told The Coastal Courier newspaper Friday evening that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton fled from custody as he was being taken from the post to Liberty County jail.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Allen says Brazelton jumped from the van as it was stuck in traffic and ran toward a nearby wooded area.
Soldiers chased him but couldn't catch him.
Post officials did not say why Brazelton was being held.
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