This Army National Guard officer was accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile chase.
But that’s only a part of his amazing story.
An employee of the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office called the Virginia Fusion Center on January 31, to report a suspicious situation involving Yabut, according to a report in his case file. Yabut, who has been wearing an electronic ankle device, is being monitored by the Richmond Circuit Court Mental Health Docket.
On or about January 22, investigators said Yabut used his military ID to board a plane at Naval Station Norfolk and fly to the naval air station in Jacksonville, Florida.
Court documents showed Yabut later took a commercial flight to Charlotte, before flying to Toronto, and then on to Keflavik, Iceland.
From there, Yabut flew to Berlin, and then to Istanbul, before ultimately ending up in Iraq on January 26.
He flew back to Norfolk two days later, according to investigators.
Crime Insider sources tell CBS 6 that Yabut’s ankle monitor was attached when he boarded the flight to Jacksonville, but at some point during the trip it was taken off.
This is INSANE! Someone has hijacked a “Tank-like” vehicle from Fort Pickett and just drove it by our apartment! This is on Broad Street in the Fan. pic.twitter.com/EYfhFux1dk— Parker Slaybaugh (@ParkerSlay89) June 6, 2018