NAHA, Okinawa — The Naha District Public Prosecutors Office indicted two Marines on Thursday in the robbery of a cab driver nearly two years ago in Okinawa City.
Pvt. Edward L. Miller Jr. and Pvt. Brandon K. Pearman, both assigned to Camp Schwab, were immediately turned over to Japanese authorities, according to the indictment.
Miller, now 22, and Pearman, 21, are accused of attacking a 64-year-old cab driver about 4 a.m. July 4, 2006, in Okinawa City. After they told the driver to park the car on a roadside, one of them knocked him down before they fled with about $800 in cash, the indictment said.
In September 2006, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved.
It was not immediately known how the two were identified as suspects and arrested so long after the incident.
A spokesman for Okinawa prefectural police has said that both admitted guilt.
A trial date has not been set.