Sailor stationed at Camp Foster arrested after alleged assault

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A sailor stationed at Camp Foster, Okinawa, was arrested early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, after allegedly attacking a local man walking on a Chatan street. Jessica Bidwell/Stars and Stripes
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A sailor stationed at Camp Foster, Okinawa, was arrested early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, after allegedly attacking a local man walking on a Chatan street. Jessica Bidwell/Stars and Stripes

Sailor stationed at Camp Foster arrested after alleged assault

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published: November 03, 2016

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A sailor stationed on Okinawa was arrested over the weekend after allegedly attacking a local man walking on a Chatan street.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Wayne Lebaron, 22, assigned to Camp Foster, is accused of pushing a 22-year-old Okinawan man to the ground from behind and choking him at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, an Okinawan prefectural police spokesman said.

The victim, a stranger to Lebaron, was not injured, police said.

Lebaron was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers smelled alcohol on his breath, but he refused a Breathalyzer test, police said.