Missing Marine from Camp Pedleton, found safe
Lance Cpl. Job Wallace, 20, was taken into custody by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and law enforcement at a Navarro County rest stop near Dallas, according to the NCIS Marine Corps West field office, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
NCIS did not say what Wallace was doing there or why he was taken into custody.
The Marine was last seen Monday at a friend’s house in Surprise, Ariz., and was supposed to head back to Camp Pendleton in San Diego after three days of leave.
A Border Patrol camera caught Wallace’s truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 southeast of El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 17 and there were reports people had seen him near Dallas on Friday.
“We offer our sincere gratitude to the local police departments in Texas and Arizona, as well as our federal partners, for their aid in bringing this to a safe resolution,” Kurt Thomas, special agent in charge of the NCIS Marine Corps West field office, said in a statement, The Union-Tribune reported.
On Saturday 9/21/19 the NCSO assisted the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) with ending a nationwide search for a missing marine.
NCSO Sgt. William Grigsby located the suspect’s vehicle at the north bound rest area of Interstate 45 and radioed for assistance. Additional officers from the Corsicana Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Special Agents of NCIS and Richland PD responded.
Sgt. Grigsby and a NCIS special agent made contact with t...he suspect at the location and placed him in custody without incident.
We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Corsicana Police Department and all agencies involved in helping to safely apprehend this subject.
The subject remains in custody at the Navarro County Justice Center awaiting transfer.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner