Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 6, 2014

Man arrested on charge of desertion from U.S. Navy

MATOAKA — A former Mercer County man who made an illegal U-turn in front of law enforcement on Friday night, lost his independence on Independence Day when a routine national computer crime database check revealed he was a deserter from the U.S. military.

Jackie Combs Jr., 39, formerly of Rock, has been a resident of the Bluefield City Jail since Friday night when Matoaka Police Chief John Sommers arrested him following a routine traffic stop.

Sommers made a routine NCIC (National Crime Information Center) check of outstanding wants and warrants of the subject, and got a hit that he was wanted by the Navy.

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