Crime in the Military

Bar Owners Say Slain Soldiers Were Helping Woman under Attack

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CHAPIN, S.C. — The owner of a bar and grill where two men were shot to death say the victims were trying to help a woman escape a man attacking her when they were killed. Friends and family of Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathan Prins said the men were soldiers who looked out for others. The owner of the Frayed Knot restaurant called them heroes. T... more

Four Soldiers Arrested in Colorado Home Invasion

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say four Fort Carson soldiers have been arrested in connection with a home invasion involving a family they knew. The soldiers, who range in age from 19 to 21, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, menacing and child abuse after turning themselves in Sunday night in Colorado Springs. Police say a husband and ... more

FBI: US Army Sergeant Arrested in South Florida Sex Sting

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The FBI says a U.S. Army sergeant was arrested in South Florida when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with underage girls. The SunSentinel reports 26-year-old Alexis Kirk Torres was communicating with an undercover law enforcement officer and Monday's meeting in a parking lot was a sting. Torr... more

Senior Navy Official Charged With Brandishing a Firearm

A video screen grab shows Karnig Ohannessian, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment, pointing a weapon at young people outside his Fairfax, Va., home. (YouTube)

WASHINGTON — A Navy deputy assistant secretary was charged Tuesday in Virginia with brandishing a firearm after video surfaced online of him threatening men in front of his house with a handgun. Karnig Ohannessian, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for the environment, faces three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm for the... more

Air Force Colonel Charged with Possessing Child Pornography


SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — An Air Force colonel who served as vice commander of the 20th Fighter Wing until he was demoted in February has been charged with possessing child pornography and obstructing justice. The Air Force said in a news release Monday that Col. William R. Jones faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 8. Jones, a command pilot ... more

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