Pomona soldier faces court-martial for assault

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.

Sgt. Darren Jones of Pomona is accused of joining others in his unit in beating up a soldier who told authorities about drug use.

Jones is one of seven 5th Stryker Brigade soldiers accused of crimes while deployed in Afghanistan, including killing civilians.

The court-martial is taking place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Seattle. Jones is charged with assault and impeding an investigation.

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