Navy Releases Special and General Courts-Martial Cases from January 2016


Story Number: NNS160225-17Release Date: 2/25/2016 3:53:00 PM
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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 and completed within the United States Navy in January 2016. 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., IT3 Michael Buchanan, USN was tried for sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, furnishing alcohol to a minor, and kidnapping. On 15 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, and kidnapping, but returned a verdict of guilty for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand and to forfeit $1,133 per month for 1 month.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., a CWO2 was tried for wrongful use of a Schedule II controlled substance (Percocet). On 7 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., MA3 Rory Cole, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to unauthorized absence, false official statement, and assault consummated by a battery. On 29 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 180 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic


General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AN Correy Shine, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On 12 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit all pay and allowances and confinement for 4 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, ABFAN Dennis F. Alvareztellez, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On 28 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to confinement for 3 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CM1 Jacob N. Duenas, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to sexual abuse of a child. On 29 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 48 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 45 months is to be suspended and remitted. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, OSSN Brandon Q. Gray, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to conspiracy, absence without leave, and larceny. On 19 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 12 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 7 months is to be suspended and remitted. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, 1stSgt Dustin M. Bussell, USMC was tried for three specifications of violation of a lawful general order, false official statement, and obstruction of justice. On 29 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty for one specification of violation of a lawful general order and obstruction of justice, but returned a verdict of guilty for two specifications of violation of a lawful general order and false official statement. The panel of members sentenced him to a reduction in rank to pay grade E-7.

Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, an E-6 was tried for sexual abuse of a child. On 7 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, MM3 Xavier D. Burkes, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to sexual assault. On 12 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 6 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, MA1 Clarence T. Judd, USN was tried for attempted larceny, larceny, and wrongfully obtaining personally identifiable information of service members. On 28 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a fine of $18,500, to forfeit $1,573.80 per month for 3 months, reduction in rank to pay grade E-5, and confinement for 90 days. As adjudged by the panel of members, if the service member does not pay the $18,500 fine, he may be subject to an additional 5 years of confinement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, an E-6 was tried for assault consummated by a battery. On 13 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, an E-3 was tried for three specifications of sexual assault and two specifications of assault. On 25 January 2016, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, AOAN Jarnell A. Conrad II, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to wrongful distribution of a Schedule I controlled substance (methamphetamine) and to obstruction of justice. On 28 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 5 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 120 days is to be suspended and remitted. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AR Joshua S. Stanton, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of unauthorized absence, escape from custody, and wrongfully using methamphetamine. On 13 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit $1,000 pay per month for 10 months, and confinement for 10 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the punitive discharge and confinement greater than 3 months is to be suspended and remitted. The punitive discharge may be approved and the suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, ETSN Michael B. Murray, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of unauthorized absence and wrongfully using methamphetamine and marijuana. On 19 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the punitive discharge and confinement greater than time served (35 days) is to be suspended and remitted. The punitive discharge may be approved and the suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, MIDN 3/C Richard S. Thach, USNR pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. On 25 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to a Punitive Letter of Reprimand. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, LTJG Marshand A. Woods, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On 14 January 2016, the panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand, to forfeit $4,588 per month for 4 months, and confinement for 120 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ET1 Jamie Gallaway, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to oral sodomy upon children under the age of 16 years, assaults consummated by battery upon children under the age of 16 years, and indecent acts with children under the age of 16 years. On 20 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 23 years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, automatic forfeitures are to be deferred and waived for the benefit of a dependent, and confinement greater than 13 years, or 8 years if he successfully completes an offered sex offender treatment program, is to be suspended and remitted. The deferred/waived forfeitures and suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, ITCS Dewayne A. Williams, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to disobeying the lawful command of a superior commissioned officer, disobeying lawful general orders, making a false official statement, destroying non-military property, assault consummated by a battery, stalking, housebreaking, unlawfully intercepting emails, and escape from custody. On 13 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, a fine of $5,000, and confinement for 12 years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank below the pay grade of E-5, and confinement greater than 8 years is to be suspended and remitted. The suspended portions of the sentence may be approved and served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Guam, HN Caleb A. Stroud, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to an assault consummated by a battery. On 25 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, to forfeit $939 pay per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 30 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Guam, EM3 Brian C. Leonard, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to an assault consummated by a battery. On 27 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit $1,044 pay per month for 4 months, reduction in rank to pay grade E-1, and confinement for 4 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

* None.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, GSM2 Aldane A. Aarons, USN pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to four specifications of violation of a lawful general regulation (sexual harassment). On 12 January 2016, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to pay grade to E-1, and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the punitive discharge is to be suspended and remitted.

 
 
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