Deputies: Camp Lejeune Marine threatens estranged wife, fellow Marine

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Submitted: Thu, 05/16/2013 - 4:36pm

ONSLOW COUNTY ( — A Camp Lejeune Marine, considered armed, dangerous and homicidal, has been arrested after he allegedly threatened his estranged wife and a fellow Marine.

LCpl. Kenneth Austin made the threats at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Joel Besino of Camp Lejeune. Both police and deputies in Onslow County were looking for the suspect.

A few hours later, Austin ran his Ford Focus off the road and into a ditch near Highway 117, just north of Warsaw, said Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace.

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