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Three Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station servicemembers were indicted Friday afternoon by the Yamaguchi Prefecture Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Cpl. Todd M. Heaney, 25, from Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron 12, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Ian Bucton, attached to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, are accused of stealing about $4,700 worth of car parts from a Japanese dealership Sept. 28.

Heaney has been held in police custody since his Jan. 11 arrest. Japanese authorities said they were seeking custody of Bucton late Friday afternoon.

Lance Cpl. Lester E. Son, 20, was indicted on charges of trespassing and theft.

Iwakuni police said they arrested Son, of MWSS-171, at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 13 after he allegedly entered a private off-base residence and stole about $1,690 in yen and $2,200 worth of items.

Son remains in Japanese custody.

Trial dates will be announced later in all three cases.

Three other Marines are facing legal action in Japanese court:

• Pfc. William E. McIntosh, 22, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, has been in Japanese police custody since Nov. 21, when he was indicted on charges of attempted rape resulting in bodily injury. He pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to attempted rape but denied battering the 53-year-old woman during the Aug. 1 attack. The next hearing is Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.

• Cpl. Joseph P. Benoit, 22, and Lance Cpl. Nathan J. Schuermann, 22, both of MWSS-171, were indicted Oct. 14. They are accused of attacking and injuring two 22-year-old Japanese women last spring in Iwakuni’s Kuruma-cho district. Their trial begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 6. The two Marines remain restricted to the base.

Base troops have been under a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew ordered by station commander Col. David Darrah since Jan. 13. Those living off base must be in their quarters during those hours.

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