The former head of the Marines’ Wounded Warrior Regiment will spend the next weeks or months behind bars as he awaits trial on charges of steroid abuse and abusive sexual contact, among other offenses.
Col. Shane Tomko was ordered to pretrial confinement May 6, Marine Corps Installations Command spokesman Rex Runyon told Military.com. He was confined at Rappahannock Regional Jail until this morning, Runyon said, and is now in the process of being transferred to Navy Consolidated Brig Chesapeake, Virginia.
Tomko was charged April 11 with conspiracy to obstruct justice, violations of lawful general orders, wrongful possession and use of anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance, abusive sexual contact, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, fraternization, and obstruction of justice.
Tomko, 53, was relieved from his post as commanding officer of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia in February 2015 due to a "loss of confidence in his leadership," Marine officials said at the time. He enlisted in 1983 and had previously served as the operations officer for 2nd Marine Division, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Following his relief, Tomko was…