CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT MAY WAIVE EXTRADITION FROM ALASKA

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge today that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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TWO ARRESTS FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his wife resulted in the arrest of the man, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alexander Castano, 24, a private first class with CLB-7 on board the Combat Center, was arguing with his wife in the 6600 block

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SCIENCE AND HARD WORK: HOW THE BODY OF ERIN CORWIN WAS FOUND

Locating of the body of pregnant Marine Wife Erin Corwin—missing for seven weeks—and the arrest of a suspect, boyfriend Christopher Lee, came about as the result of a remarkable job by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the conclusion of this phase of the Corwin

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MARINE ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A staff sergeant on the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base’s Child Development Center at 1:50 p.m. after child care workers found a girl had sustained injuries. Deputies discovered the girl had

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BLM, MARINE CORPS, OFF-ROADERS TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY USE TOMORROW

This reminder, representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. All interested groups, organizations and members of

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SIX WEEKS MISSING, STILL NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN CASE

After 6 weeks of intensive investigation and searches on-foot, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and helicopter, there is still nothing on the whereabouts of Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who went missing June 28. Her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported her missing June 29 after she did

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FORMER MARINE BASE ROLE PLAYERS TOLD LAYOFFS ARE PERMANENT

While most of former role players who populated the faux Afghani and Iraqi villages aboard the Marine Base have already been sent home, those layoffs have become final and permanent. Tatitlek Corporation, who at one time had employed more than 2,500 workers at the Villages maintained for pre-deployment training on

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WEEK-LONG MAJOR EXERCISE STARTS FRIDAY ABOARD THE MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps will hold a week-long expeditionary brigade exercise on board the Combat Center starting THIS Friday, August 8. The Large Scale Exercise 14, (LSE-14), will assess the ability of the expeditionary brigade to command ground, air, and logistics combat elements’ capabilities to conduct combined-arms maneuver warfare. Participating in

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SCRAPPERS ARRESTED ON BASE WITH UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE

Two people were arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center after they were found with scrap metals, weapons, and drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, the base’s military police came across Strader Surratt, 29, and Ashley Dedrick, 22, both of North Carolina, on the base and noticed

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3RD COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION TO BE DEACTIVATED TOMORROW

3rd Combat Engineer Battalion will be deactivated during a ceremony at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base Tuesday, August 5. The Battalion was first formed in 1942 in support of the campaigns at Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima, and deactivated at the end of

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INVESTIGATORS SAY CORWIN SHOT, LOVER ARRESTED AND RELEASED

Sheriff’s Investigators believe a pregnant Marine spouse, missing since June 29th, may have been shot while hunting with an ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. Erin Corwin, 20, planned to meet with neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, to spend a quote – “special day together” on a hunting

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WITNESS COMES FORWARD, WARRANTS SERVED IN CORWIN INVESTIGATION

A Twentynine Palms man claims to have seen Erin Corwin on the day of her disappearance. Corwin, a 20-year old pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, has been the object of an extensive search since she was reported missing on June 29, one day after she left her home aboard the Marine

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WITNESS CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN ERIN CORWIN

A Twentynine Palms man claims to have seen Erin Corwin on the day of her disappearance. Corwin, a 20-year old pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, has been the object of an extensive search since she was reported missing on June 29, one day after she left her home aboard the Marine

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TWO WEEKS: NO SIGN OF CORWIN, ABANDONED MINES BEING SEARCHED

More than two weeks after she disappeared, there’s still no sign of a pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, The County Sheriff says search teams have combed 200 square miles of remote desert. Erin Corwin, who turns 20 today, the wife of a Marine, was last seen June 28 at her home

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SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN CONTINUES

Specialized investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers, continue the search today for Erin Corwin, 19, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who hasn’t been seen since June 28. The County Sheriff’s Department said the search has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. The

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SERVICES SET FOR JOE YAWN

Joe Yawn, retired Sergeant Major, USMC, and retired Marshal’s Deputy, passed away on July 6, 2014. He was 69 and had been a Twentynine Palms resident for 43 years. His entire life was spent in service to his country, his community, and his fellow man. Yawn leaves behind his wife

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE DIES IN LAKE HAVASU BOATING ACCIDENT

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was visiting friends in Lake Havasu for the Independence Day holiday weekend when a fun day on the water turned deadly. About 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Lance Corporal Chad Brammer, 23, was riding a Jet Ski in the lake’s South Basin

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WITNESS SAYS POLICE WERE NOT IN HARM’S WAY IN DEADLY MARINE SHOOTING IN PALM SPRINGS IN 2012

A woman who witnessed a deadly police shooting in Palm Springs in 2012 told the Desert Sun newspaper that the two officers were not in harm’s way when they fired at a Marine’s car in a downtown parking garage. Lesley Diggins, 42, who was only a car-length away from the

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NEW GENERAL TAKES OVER COMBAT CENTER COMMAND

A change of command at the Combat Center will feature two Marines who have handed off command to each other in the past. Maj. Gen. David Berger will relinquish command of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, to Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta,

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MILITARY K-9S AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms Library will feature a performance by military working dogs from the Combat Center base tomorrow. Military dogs play an active role in locating drugs and searching for explosives. Military K9 dog handlers will provide a demonstration in Veterans’ Park, adjacent to the library, at 10:30 Thursday morning.

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