Spc. Cameron Reese Bray, 23, was in military police custody as of Thursday evening, according to a Fort Bragg spokesman.
Military law enforcement planned to hand Bray over to civilian authorities later in the evening after learning that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for an unrelated crime.
Earlier in the day, Fort Bragg police asked for the public's help in tracking down Bray, who had been last seen fleeing on foot in the western edge of Fort Bragg's training area, near the intersection of King and Connecticut roads.
Bray is accused of attempted larceny of government weapons, said post spokesman Tom McCollum, who said Bray attempted to steal two M4 rifles while conducting annual training with his National Guard unit at Fort Bragg.
A native of Greensboro, Bray has a criminal history and was believed to be heading toward his hometown, McCollum said.
The North Carolina National Guard confirmed Bray was a soldier with the 732nd Forward Support Company, 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, but was not immediately able to provide other details on his service.
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