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2016 October 26 - November 1 [US FORCES]

US sailor in Okinawa arrested for assault

October 31, 2016
Okinawa Police on October 30 arrested a 22-year-old U.S. Navy petty officer 3rd class assigned to Camp Zukeran (Camp Foster) for using a choke hold on a Japanese man in Chatan Town in Okinawa.

Charles Wayne Lebaron reportedly admitted to the charge, saying, “It’s true. I did it and I am sorry.”

According to the police, Lebaron under the influence of alcohol assaulted a 21-year-old part-time worker on a street in the town at around midnight on October 29. The two had no personal acquaintance with each other.
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