A Camp Pendleton Marine found and apprehended at a Texas rest area late Saturday is on his way back to California where he will be confined in the base brig, a Marine spokesman said Monday.
Lance Cpl. Job Wallace, 20, was due back at his unit — 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines — on Sept. 17. He had been on leave in his home state of Arizona.
He was found four days later at a rest stop southeast of Dallas and taken into custody by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
In an email statement Monday, 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, a spokesman for the 1st Marine Division, said Wallace was on his way back to Camp Pendleton, “where he will be placed in confinement in the Camp Pendleton brig, pending adjudication of his case. The matter is currently under investigation and there are no charges to announce at this time.”
On Saturday, the news outlet the Young Turks published a leaked FBI report that said Wallace was in possession of military firearms and might have been seeking to “get rid of child traffickers at the border.”
Edinburgh declined to comment on the FBI report or the Young Turks story.