Lance Hering
Lance Hering (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Lance Hering, the former Boulder marine who pleaded guilty in 2009 to staging his disappearance to avoid returning to the military, is facing three felony charges after police say he got angry and punched a wall, a window and a door at his girlfriend's residence in November.

Hering, 28, is facing felony charges of second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and first-degree criminal trespassing as well as a misdemeanor count of harassment. He was scheduled for an arraignment Friday, but the hearing was continued to February.

According to a police report, police responded Nov. 11 to the home of Hering's girlfriend after she and her roommates called to report a disturbance.

They said Hering became mad during an argument with his girlfriend and, despite attempts by the roommates to tell him to leave, began punching things, causing over $1,000 in estimated damage to the room.

Police observed blood in the room as well as the damaged door, window and wall. Officers also said Hering appeared to be intoxicated, according to the report.

In 2006, Hering and a friend, Steve Powers, staged Hering's disappearance in Eldorado Canyon State Park and sparked the largest search in Boulder County history. It covered more than 400 acres and demanded 10,000 man-hours from volunteers and emergency personnel. It cost the Sheriff's Office more than $33,000.

Hering finally was located and arrested in Port Angeles, Wash., in November 2008 while trying to board a plane piloted by his father.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in October 2009 and was sentenced to 18 months of probation. A judge also extended Hering's deferred sentence on a 2004 felony attempted burglary case involving Hering and Powers.

Hering was punished separately by the Marines for desertion. He was put in the brig for 33 days at Camp Pendleton in Southern California and then discharged.

He also received a 10-day work-release sentence after pleading guilty to unlawful conduct on public property in a 2012 case where police say he was drunk and punched a wall.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars.