A 26-year-old East Naples man was arrested while walking near his home Saturday after Collier County sheriff’s deputies discovered he was wanted in Kentucky on a military desertion charge.
Nicholas Ian Costi, 26, of the 6000 block of Huntington Woods Drive, was walking just blocks away from his home near Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard at about 1 a.m., a deputy reported.
The deputy reported seeing a white man wearing a black hoodie and black pants walking on the sidewalk and asked if they could speak to him. Costi then told the deputy that he was medically discharged from the U.S. Army, according to reports.
The deputy confirmed there was a warrant from Fort Knox, Ky., for Costi's arrest on charges of military desertion. The deputy then confirmed that Kentucky authorities would extradite and he was taken to jail.