Special and General Courts-Martial for July 2014

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Story Number: NNS140815-11Release Date: 8/15/2014 2:50:00 PM

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 July 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., an O-4, was tried for abusive sexual contacts. On 3 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., CS2 Terrell White, USN was tried for false official statement, assault consummated by a battery, damaging property, adultery, and aggravated sexual assault. On 25 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 1 year.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HN Julie B. Walling, USN pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wrongfully distributing cocaine. On 29 July 2014, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 90 days.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS3 Justin M. Mohead, USN was tried for rape and sexual assault. On 11 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 3 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an O-3 was tried for sexual assault and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. On 18 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, ET2 Mark A. Miears, USN pleaded guilty to production and possession of child pornography and an indecent act. On 30 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 24 months.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AME2 James R. Rich, USN was tried for sexual abuse of a child. On 31 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 7 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, SN Joshua Wall, USN was tried for larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. On 2 July 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty to larceny and sentenced him to restriction for 45 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Rota, Spain, an E-7 was tried for sexual harassment and cruelty. On 23 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, HM2 Dimengo Smith, USN pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 25 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1,000 per month for 6 months, and confinement for 6 months.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, IT1 Jefferson N. Youngblood, USN was tried for sexual harassment and abusive sexual contacts. On 25 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty for sexual harassment. The panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand, forfeit $1,212 per month for 2 months, and confinement for 60 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS2 Katherine Kim, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and possession and use of spice. On 31 July 2014, the military judge sentenced her to forfeit $2,034.90 per month for 7 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 210 days.

Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AWVC Michael J. Esparza, USN pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. On 17 July 2014, the panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand and reduction in rank to paygrade E-6.

* At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, ABH2 Ogarry L. Clarke, USN was tried for sexual assaults of a child. On 23 July 2014, the military judge returned a verdict guilty for one specification of sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 7 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, GM2 Themie G. Burdette, USN pleaded guilty to larceny and selling military property of the United States. On 3 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 30 days.

Navy Region Midwest

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, MMFN Cordell J. Barcus, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absences from his unit, failing to obey a lawful order, wrongful use of marijuana, and wrongful distribution of cocaine. On 17 July 2014, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty on all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 6 months.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, AOAA Robert M. Mitchell, USN pleaded guilty to aggravated assaults and assaults consummated by a battery of a child. On 21 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 8 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, HT1 James Branen, USN was tried for sexual abuse of a child. On 25 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 4 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, LTJG Thomas J. Harris, USN pleaded guilty to two specifications of possessing child pornography. On 29 July 2014, the panel of members sentenced him to a Dismissal from the service and confinement for 18 months.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Cpl Samuel P. Hatfield, USMC pleaded guilty to violating lawful orders and assaults consummated by a battery. On 1 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,000 per month for 3 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and confinement for 89 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, HN Seong C. Kim, USN pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 22 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit $600 per month for 2 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, CSSA Joshua L. Hayes, USN pleaded guilty to desertion, unauthorized absence, wrongful drug use, and breaking restriction. On 25 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 120 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, CE2 David L. Dooley, USN pleaded guilty to larcenies. On 28 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit $1,000 per month for 3 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 87 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, LS2 Phillipian R. Stewart, USN pleaded guilty to larceny. On 28 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,250 per month for 4 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, and confinement for 120 days.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, EMCS Jose Domingo, USN was tried for aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, assault consummated by battery, and adultery. On 19 June 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, and adultery. On 8 July 2014, the members sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 8 years.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, FCSN Darnell A. Cooper, USN pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general order and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 2 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 30 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, FCSA Paul J. Gano, USN pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general order and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 3 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1000 per month for 2 months, and confinement for 60 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AO1 Tristan Foster, USN pleaded guilty to failure to obey lawful general orders. On 11 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 89 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, HN Andras Karatsonyi, USN pleaded guilty to absence without leave. On 11 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 125 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, BM2 Byron McCray, USN pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general regulation and drunken operation of vehicle. On 30 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, a fine of $1,000, and confinement for 80 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, EODSN Justin A. Burge, USN pleaded guilty to wrongful possession of drug paraphernalia, wrongful possession of a controlled substance, and breaking restriction. On 21 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 120 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Lemoore, California, CTI3 Jacob Taylor, USN pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual contact. On 31 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, a fine of $ 3,000, and confinement for 150 days.

Navy Region Hawaii

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, MA2 Harry C. Smith, USN was tried for abusive sexual contacts and sexual harassment. On 30 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty of sexual harassment and sentenced him to a reprimand and hard labor without confinement for 1 month.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, an E-7 was tried for abusive sexual contact. On 24 July 2014, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, BM2 Jeremy Bushnell, USN pleaded guilty to sexual harassment, false official statements, and indecent exposure. On 10 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 11 months and 28 days.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, EM3 Shinji Ballard, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absences, violation of a lawful order, false official statement, and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 14 July 2014, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $1500, and confinement for 59 days.

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