Army desertion suspect arrested in S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A North Carolina man wanted by the Army for desertion has been arrested in South Carolina on a disorderly conduct charge.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported Monday that 20-year-old Ronald Gene Jackson II, of Star, was riding on an unsafe part of a vehicle. He was arrested by Myrtle Beach police Saturday and officers discovered that he was wanted by the Army on a desertion charge.

That charge carries a sentence of more than one year. A call to an Army spokesman was not immediately returned Monday.

Jackson was being held at the Horry County jail Monday.


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