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Document: Navy Special and General Courts-Martial Cases from September 2013

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The Navy released the following report with the results of Special and General Courts-Martial assembled within the United States Navy in September 2013. The cases are separated by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Naval District Washington

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Cmdr. Arvis Owens, was tried for violation of a lawful order, wrongful sexual contact, assault, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. On Sept. 13, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to the violation of a lawful general order, wrongful sexual contact, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman and sentenced him to be dismissed from the service.

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Chief Operations Specialist Demetric Cobbins, pleaded guilty to false official statement, assault, adultery, computer hacking, cyberstalking, and depositing obscene material in the mail. On Sept. 25, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 1 year.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Caesar Ulsano, was tried for larceny. On Sept. 20, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 120 days.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., an E-4 was tried for sexual assault. On Sept. 10, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Darron D. Ward, Jr., was tried for fleeing apprehension, rape, communicating a threat, and assault consummated by a battery on a commissioned officer. On Sept. 13, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to fleeing apprehension, rape, and communicating a threat. The panel sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 933 days.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., an E-5 was tried for sexual assault. On Sept. 19, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., Culinary Specialist Seaman Pierre Ville, pleaded guilty to false official statement and not guilty to an additional false official statement and aggravated sexual assault. On Sept. 19, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to the false official statement and aggravated sexual assault. For the guilty plea to false official statement, the panel sentenced him to confinement for 60 days.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., Quartermaster 3rd Class Christopher Doremus, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. On Sept. 30, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 1 year.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., Information Systems Technician Seaman Kevin D. Moore, pleaded guilty to larceny and forgery. On Sept. 3, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, be fined $5,000, and confinement for 10 months.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Va., Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Latron White, pleaded guilty to drug use. On Sept. 17, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 5 months.

Navy Region Southeast 

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Fla., Hospitalman Timethian Grier, pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and burglary. On Sept. 3, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and confinement for 6 months.

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Fla., Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Andrew Hasley, was tried for sexual assault. On Sept. 20, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty 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 3 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Fla., Information Systems Technician 1st Class Brian Hatch, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. On Sept. 25, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 18 months.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Fla., Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Lindell Turner, pleaded guilty to violating a general order, use and possession of drugs, and assault with a deadly weapon. On Sept. 30, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit $500 pay per month for 4 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and confinement for 9 months.

Navy Region Midwest

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Ill., Hospitalman Kody Madson, pleaded guilty to assault with force likely to produce grievous bodily harm. On Sept. 26, 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.

Navy Region Northwest

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Wash., Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Deanna M. Hains, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, false official statement, and larceny. On Sept. 17, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, be fined $400, and confinement for 3 months.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Everett, Wash., Seaman Luiz A. Lopez, pleaded guilty to violating a lawful order and disorderly conduct. On Sept. 30, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 4 months.

Navy Region Southwest 

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Lemoore, Calif., an E-5 was tried for sexual assault. On Sept. 12, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, Calif., Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Ronnie G. Oakley Jr., was tried for sexual assault and indecent conduct. On Sept. 13, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty 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 5 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, Calif., an E-6 was tried for drug use. On Sept. 10, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, Calif., Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Lyndon P. Ong, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and selling military property. On Sept. 19, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, be fined $3,000, and confinement for 48 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, Calif., Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roger R. Rabino, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, false official statements, and larceny. On Sept. 20, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 5 months.

Navy Region Hawaii

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Information Systems Technician Seaman Jeremy Snearl, pleaded guilty to drug use, aggravated assault, communicating a threat, and disorderly conduct. On Sept. 25, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit $400 pay per month for 8 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 8 months.

Navy Region Japan

General Court Martial

* At a General Court Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Rantavious Jones, was tried for violation of a lawful order and sexual assault. On Sept. 11, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to violation of a lawful order. The panel sentenced him to forfeit $2,694 pay for one month, restriction for 60 days, and hard labor without confinement for 3 months.

Special Courts-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class David Lange, pleaded guilty to failure to obey an order, making false official statements, drunk and disorderly conduct, and failure to render aid. The military judge entered a finding of not guilty with respect to the failure to render aid charge, and accepted the remaining pleas. On Sept. 13, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, be fined $10,000, and confinement for 8 months.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court Martial in Naples, Italy, an E-9 was tried for assault consummated by a battery and drunk and disorderly conduct. On Sept. 25, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.