Special and General Courts-Martial for October 2014


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From the Office of the Chief of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried within the United States Navy in October 2014. 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., HM3 Mark Berger, USN pleaded guilty to violating a lawful general order and was tried for rape, sexual assault, sexual contacts, and assault consummated by a battery. On 8 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to rape, sexual contacts and assault consummated by a battery and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 78 months.

Special Court-Martial

* None.


Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, GMC Okey Delaney, USN was tried for dereliction of duty, false official statement, and larceny. On 30 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to dereliction of duty, false official statement, larceny and the lesser included offense of wrongful appropriation and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-6.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, GM3 David McCatty, USN was tried for rape and false official statement. On 30 October 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to false official statement, and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and restriction for 2 months.

* At a General Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, BU1 Michael Saine II, USN pleaded guilty to violating a military protective order, sexual assault, and assault consummated by a battery. On 30 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 3 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, ET1 Salim Jackson, USN was tried for the wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 3 October 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-5.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-5 was tried for the wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 16 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.


Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, an O-2 was tried for attempted abusive sexual contact and abusive sexual contact. On 7 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, ABHAN David Neiman, USN was tried for murder and obstruction of justice. On 9 October 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, and confinement for life with eligibility for parole.

* At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, HM2 Stephen Tanner, USN pleaded guilty to attempting to violate a lawful general order and was tried for violation of a lawful general order, abusive sexual contact, assault consummated by a battery, and obstruction of justice. On 21 October 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty to violation of a lawful general order and assault consummated by a battery, and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days.

* At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AD2 Steven Trusty, USN pleaded guilty to an attempted indecent act with a child, attempted abusive sexual contact, indecent liberties with a child, abusive sexual contact with a child, abusive sexual contact, and assaults consummated by battery upon a child. On 27 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 30 months.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, FT1 Joshua Williams, USN pleaded guilty to larceny, attempted larceny, and false official statements. On 14 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-5, a fine of $21,000, 45 days hard labor, and confinement for 7 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, HM2 Jeremiah Pierce, USN pleaded guilty to larceny. On 15 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,000 per month for one month, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, 30 days hard labor, and restriction for 30 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, ET2 Jonathon Ibrahim, USN pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny, destruction of non-military property, larceny, and housebreaking with intent to commit larceny. On 28 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 35 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, MM3 Nathan Mendoza, USN pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny, destruction of non-military property, larceny, housebreaking with intent to commit larceny, and unlawful entry. On 31 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 per month for two months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and confinement for 45 days.


Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Sergeant Victor Hurtado, USMC was tried for sexual abuse of a child, violating a lawful order, and wrongfully wearing an insignia. On 1 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 3 years.

Special Court-Martial

* None.


Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, HTFA Ryan Garbisch, USN pleaded guilty to false official statement and possessing child pornography. On 10 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $10,000, and confinement for 7 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, GM2 Robert Wallace, USN was tried for assault consummated by a battery and obstruction of justice. On 9 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to assault consummated by a battery and sentenced him to a reprimand, forfeit $1,000 per month for two months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, restriction for 60 days, and hard labor without confinement for 90 days.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, CSSN Ian Else, USN pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. On 23 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 2 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, SOCS Keith Barry, USN was tried for rape and sexual assault. On 31 October 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty to sexual assault, and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 3 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, HM1 Heath Bradley, USN pleaded guilty to attempting to wrongfully possess a controlled substance and dereliction of duty. On 2 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-5 and confinement for 89 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AM3 Raymund Falguera, USN pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a child. On 7 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 6 months.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, HT3 Tony Oliveri, USN pleaded guilty to wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 14 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 45 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AM1 Joseph Coelho, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence, violation of a lawful general order, wrongful use of a controlled substance, and dishonorably failing to maintain sufficient funds to cover bank checks. On 16 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, a fine of $2,000, and confinement for 190 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AMAA Drew Schmidt, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence, wrongful use of a controlled substance, and breaking restriction. On 21 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $1,000, and confinement for 150 days.


Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial


* None.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, GSMFN Marcus S. Melvin, USN pleaded guilty to false official statement and assaults consummated by a battery. On 20 October 2014, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $900 per month for 3 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 100 days.


Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, SA Kyle Barsalou, USN was tried for sexual assault and adultery. On 23 October 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to forfeit all pay and allowances for 6 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 6 months.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, SHCS Paul Swank, USN was tried for attempt to patronize a prostitute, conspiracy to patronize a prostitute, and violation of a lawful general order. On 16 October 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to conspiracy to patronize a prostitute and violation of a lawful general order, and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-7.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, GMC John Campbell, USN was tried for fraternization. On 30 October 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to restriction for 2 months.


Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial


* At a General Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, MA1 Marcus Bagmon, USN was tried for indecent exposure. On 3 October 2014, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to a reprimand.

* At a General Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, MA2 James C. Guin, USN was tried for sexual assault. On 23 October 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 24 months.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

 
 
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