Special and General Courts-Martial for January 2018


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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried and completed within the United States Navy in January 2018. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Naval District Washington

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., a Petty Officer Second Class was tried for sexual assault. On 26 January 2018, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Courts-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Seaman Bryce C. Haye, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of attempted indecent visual recording. On 8 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 350 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than nine months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class Aniel D. Joseph, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of indecent visual recording. On 9 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 13 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 10 months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brian T. Ware, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to four specifications of violation of a lawful order by wrongfully soliciting and accepting gifts and two specifications of graft. On 11 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to a fine of $10,000 and confinement for nine months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than six months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement. The pretrial agreement contained a waiver of the accused's administrative separation board.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class James E. Brightwell, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to sexual assault and abusive sexual contact. On 25 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 40 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 24 months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, Seaman Jeremiah Terry, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to possession of child pornography. On 31 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit $1000 per month for 12 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 284 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class Casey L. Melcher, USN, was tried for extortion and assault. On 12 January 2018, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to extortion and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and 30 days restriction.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class Peter C. Morgan, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault with an unloaded firearm. On 18 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,450 per month for two months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 45 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on the sentence. The pretrial agreement contained a waiver of the accused's administrative separation board.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Apprentice Ricky M. Wilson, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of conspiracy to commit larceny, two specifications of unauthorized absence, one specification of escape from custody, two specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance, and two specifications of soliciting another to commit an offense. On 23 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for nine months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on the sentence.

Navy Region Southeast

General Courts-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, Airman Alexander J. Croyle, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of attempted sexual abuse of a child and one specification of attempting to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a person under 18 to engage in a sexual activity. On 23 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 36 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 30 months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* None

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer Third Class Nathaniel N. Rodriguez, USN, was tried for four specifications of assault consummated by battery and one specification of assault consummated by a battery upon a child under 16 years old. On 10 January 2018, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 16 months.

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer First Class Joshua J. Disotell, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of engaging in an improper relationship with a recruit and one specification of adultery. On 16 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for two years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 14 months is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Seaman Apprentice Andre Morrison Jr., USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of assault consummated by a battery. On 17 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 75 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence. The pretrial agreement contained a waiver of the accused's administrative separation board.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Airman Jordan C. Reimer, USN,
pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to nine specifications of wrongful introduction, use, and distribution of controlled substances, and one specification of soliciting another to commit an offense. On 4 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 12 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, Petty Officer Second Class Niledward P. Tamo, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to six specifications of larceny. On 5 January 2018, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 60 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 45 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement. The pretrial agreement contained a waiver of the accused's administrative separation board.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer Third Class Kerry A. Gervais, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of child pornography. On 24 January 2018 the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 30 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, adjudged forfeitures will be deferred until the convening authority's action and then suspended for six months, and the adjudged reduction will be deferred until the date of the convening authority's action. The pretrial agreement contained a waiver of the accused's administrative separation board.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Petty Officer First Class Danny F. Brown, Jr., USN, was tried for assault consummated by a battery and aggravated assault. On 11 January 2018, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to assault consummated by a battery and sentenced him to forfeit $1,972 per month for six months, 60 days restriction, and hard labor without confinement for three months.

Special Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, a Petty Officer First Class was tried for larceny. On 31 January 2018, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, a Petty Officer Second Class was tried for two specifications of sexual assault. On 26 January 2018, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

* None

 
 
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