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Police: Lejeune Marine punched, threatened to kill taxi driver

Posted July 31, 2011 4:04 p.m. EDT
Updated July 31, 2011 5:33 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested a Marine based at Camp Lejeune Saturday night after he allegedly punched a taxi driver in the face and threatened to kill him, arrest warrants state.

Justin Wayne Deleon, 22, was charged with disorderly conduct, being intoxicated and disruptive and resisting a public officer. He taken to the Wake County jail, where he was released into the custody of his commanding officer.

Police said that Deleon was intoxicated when he tried to fight a taxi driver on the 200 block of South Dawson Street. He told the man he would kill him "by means of his training in the military," arrest warrants state. 

He then allegedly blocked traffic and refused to listen to the commands of a police officer dispatched to the scene.

Deleon is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 14.