Navy not dismissing sailor found in another sailor's bunk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Navy has dropped dismissal proceedings against a South Carolina-based sailor who was charged with unprofessional conduct after he was found in the same bed with another male sailor.

Navy spokesman Thomas Dougan confirmed Friday that the Navy no longer has a dismissal case against Petty Officer Stephen Jones.

Dougan said he could not discuss details of the case.

Jones' attorney Gary Myers did not immediately return a phone message, but he has previously said that while Jones' commanders suspect he is homosexual, they can't invoke 'don't ask, don't tell' because there was no admission of homosexuality.

Jones and another sailor were discovered in the same bunk after falling asleep while watching a television show in February.

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