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Originally published February 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM | Page modified February 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM

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Deserter sentenced at Lewis-McChord to 1 year

A 28-year-old Sacramento man who deserted the Army 10 years ago was sentenced at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to a year in jail.


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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —

A 28-year-old Sacramento man who deserted the Army 10 years ago was sentenced at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to a year in jail.

Kevin Shakely pleaded guilty to abandoning his military post and lying about his service.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1h5IGlq) the sentence Tuesday was part of a pre-trial agreement for the court martial.

Shakely enlisted in 2004, completed his initial training but deserted six days after arriving at the Army base. He was arrested at a traffic stop in Iowa in 2006 but escaped from custody at Sea-Tac Airport while being transferred and went home to California.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com



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