Army desertion suspect arrested in S.C.

Monday, June 15, 2009 9:12 AM
Last updated 10:03 AM
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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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jack 06/15/09 - 09:45 am
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I don't know whether the

I don't know whether the vehicle offense carries more than one year but do know that disertion carries a lot more than that and an dihonorable dishcarge that means NO government anything and little chance of decent employment.

GuyIncognito
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GuyIncognito 06/15/09 - 12:26 pm
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The Army stopped doing that

The Army stopped doing that because courts martial are too expensive. Now they just bring them back on duty and send them straight to Iraq.

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andywarhol 06/15/09 - 05:50 pm
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No they don't! They give

No they don't! They give them Other than Honorable Discharge and put them out. They don't send a person to Iraq that has the potential to become a hazard to themselves and others.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 06/16/09 - 12:17 am
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Man, I would sooo head to the

Man, I would sooo head to the beach too.

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