Jefferson County man sneaks onto Fort Drum base, injures soldier and steals Humvee

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Fort Drum, N.Y. — A Jefferson County man was arrested Thursday after he snuck onto the Fort Drum base, injured a solider and stole a military Humvee, troopers said.

Nathan J. McElhone, 46, of Theresa, was accused of driving onto the base near Training Range 41B and stealing the military Humvee at about 5 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release issued by New York state police.

While stealing the Humvee, McElhone injured the soldier who was trying to stop him, troopers said. The severity of the soldier’s injuries was not immediately revealed by state police.

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