Trevor Reed, a former Hood County Marine who was imprisoned for more than three years in Russia, is now at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
Reed landed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland early Thursday morning after being traded for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a convicted Russian drug trafficker, in Turkey.
Yaroshenko was arrested during a DEA operation in Liberia in 2010 and was eventually convicted and imprisoned in the United States.
Today we welcome Trevor Reed and celebrate his return to his much missed family. A former US Marine, he is now free from Russian detention. I was thrilled to be able to share the good news of Trevor’s freedom with his family.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 27, 2022
Reed was flown to Turkey from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. Doctors are concerned about Reed’s health and officials say he will be assessed and treated at BAMC over the next few days.
Reed’s father, Joey, spoke on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday morning, during which he thanked President Joe Biden for securing Reed’s release.
“At the end of the day, it was President Biden, who said all along, ‘if we could just talk to the man, we think he would make this happen.’ And that’s exactly what happened,” Joey Reed said, “He did everything we said he would do. And it’s amazing. And we can’t thank them enough. And we think that he may have saved Trevor’s life.
Reed was arrested in Moscow in 2019 while intoxicated for allegedly endangering the life of a police officer. He grabbed the arm of the officer leading Reed to the station.
Reed was in Russia to visit his girlfriend, whom he met on an online dating site.