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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — A man accused of a probation violation tried to swim away from police in the New River near Jacksonville.

But 30-year-old David Milam was captured Tuesday night by US marshals and other officers. Milam was wanted by North Carolina State Probation and Parole Service for a probation violation after being convicted of assault last year.

He was supposed to serve three years of probation for assault and other charges.

US Marshals learned that Milam was in Sneads Ferry and when they approached the home, they say Milam ran to a dock and jumped into the water.

Marshals say Milam returned to the shore and was taken into custody. He’s being held in the Onslow County jail.

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