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Asheville Marine recruiter under investigation

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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service confirmed the agency is investigating an allegation involving Sgt. John Armistead, a Marine recruiter in Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A sergeant at Asheville's Marine recruiting center is under investigation.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service would not reveal what the nature of the investigation. Officials would only confirm the agency is investigating an allegation involving Sgt. John Armistead.

A spokesman for the Marine Corps said it takes any allegations of misconduct seriously.

During the investigation, Armistead will be temporarily re-assigned to non-recruiting duties.

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