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FBI arrests deployed guardsman accused in jail smuggling case

A National Guardsman who was charged in the Baltimore jail smuggling case while deployed to Afghanistan was arrested Tuesday in Waco, Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Derrick Jones, 41, a K-9 officer, was charged in the sprawling case last month, accused of smuggling phones and other contraband for Black Guerrilla Family gang members incarcerated at the Baltimore City Detention Center. But before the charges were filed Jones had shipped to Afghanistan with his Maryland National Guard unit.

The FBI arrested Jones and a federal magistrate judge in Texas placed him in the custody of the U.S. Marshals, who will transport him back to Baltimore to face trial, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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