Crime in the Military

Fort Bragg Soldier Arrested with AR15 at Shopping Mall

 A Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier was arrested in a Fayetteville shopping mall July 2 for carrying an AR15 rifle, military equipment and ammunition.Associated Press.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an AR15 rifle and other military gear. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public" in connection with Thursday's incident at Cross Creek Mall,... more

Man Gets Prison Time, $1M Fine in US Military Bribery Case


DAYTON, Ohio — A man extradited from Iraq in a U.S. military contract bribery case has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Metin Atilan also was fined $1 million and given five years' probation. Atilan pleaded guilty to three counts earlier this year. Under a plea agreement, he could have received more than five years in prison on charges... more

Oceana-based Sailor Accused of Poisoning Boy


NORFOLK -- Nearly four years passed from the day child protective services knocked on his door until Tuesday, when Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Mitchell was called to the stand to answer some questions. But those questions involved times and dates and had little to do with the charges Mitchell will stand trial for at a court-martial later this ... more

No Death Penalty Sought against Soldier in Woman's Killing


ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he won't seek the death penalty against a soldier accused of conspiring with his teenage girlfriend to kill her mother. The Express-Times newspaper reports Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said there are no factors supporting capital punishment in the case of 21-year-old Army Spc. Caleb ... more

Prosecution to Rest Case against Marine Being Retried

 In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III speaks at his home in Oceanside, Calif.  officer in Hamdania village. Chris Carlson/AP

SAN DIEGO — Military prosecutors on Wednesday are expected to give closing arguments in their case against a Marine Corps sergeant being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crimes case involving the 2006 killing of a retired Iraqi policeman. Defense Attorney Christopher Oprison, representing Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, is also expect... more

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