Summarized Report of Results of Trial

First Judicial Circuit
On 10 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky,
SSG Thomas J. Kelly, United States Army, was acquitted by a military judge of one
specification of cruelty and maltreatment, one specification of aggravated sexual
assault, and one specification of wrongful sexual contact in violation of Articles 93 and
120, UCMJ.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Drum, New York,
PVT Adam L. Fowler, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of disobeying a lawful order from a commissioned officer, one specification
of false official statement, one specification of destroying or damaging $500.00 or less
of nonmilitary property, and two specifications of assault consummated by battery in
violation of Articles 90, 107, 109, and 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the
accused to be confined for 180 days and to be discharged from the service with a badconduct discharge.
On 24 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Lesley J. McNair,
District of Columbia, SFC Mathew T. Whitney, United States Army, was convicted by a
military judge of one specification of assault consummated by battery of a child under
the age of 16 years-old, one specification of possession of child pornography, and one
specification of photographing the private area of a female while she slept in violation of
Articles 128 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced
to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 6 years, and to
be discharged from the service with a dishonorable discharge.
On 24 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky,
PFC Shaquel R. Washington, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge,
pursuant to his pleas, of four specifications of wrongful distribution of a controlled
substance and two specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance in violation
of Article 112a, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the
grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 12 months, and to be
discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 26 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Knox, Kentucky, SPC
Javier A. Martinez-Rodriguez, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of
disobeying a superior commissioned officer, four specifications of other sexual
misconduct, drunk and disorderly conduct, and soliciting another to commit an offense
in violation of Articles 90, 120c, and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 2 years, and to be
discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

1

Second Judicial Circuit
On 09 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Stewart, Georgia,
SPC Jefferson C. Washington, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of
one specification of the wrongful sale or disposition of military property and two
specifications of larceny of military property in violation of Articles 108 and 121, UCMJ.
The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be
confined for 15 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct
discharge.
On 10 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, North Carolina,
PFC Rashad M. Porter, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of abusive sexual contact and one specification of assault in violation of
Articles 120 and 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced
to the grade of E-1 and to serve 45 days of hard labor without confinement.
On 12 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Stewart, Georgia,
PFC Peter Gonzalez, United States Army, was convicted by a military panel composed
of officer and enlisted members of two specifications of abusive sexual contact in
violation of Article 120, UCMJ. The members sentenced the accused to be confined for
90 days and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 18 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Jackson, South
Carolina, SSG Sacorah Tillman, United States Army, was convicted by military judge of
three specifications of sexual assault of a child under the age of 12 years-old in violation
of Article 120b, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the
grade of E-1, to be confined for 28 years, and to be discharged from the service with a
dishonorable discharge.
On 19 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, North Carolina,
MSG Jereme N. Ayers, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge, pursuant
to his pleas, of two specifications of fraternization and one specification of adultery in
violation of Articles 92 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
reduced to the grade of E-4 and to be reprimanded.
On 23 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Stewart, Georgia,
SGT Frank Medina, United States Army, was acquitted by a military judge of two
specifications of sexual assault in violation of Article 120, UCMJ.
On 25 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Benning, Georgia,
SSG Vincent R. Felin, United States Army, was acquitted by a military judge of one
specification of wrongful disposition of military property of the United States and one
specification of larceny of military property of the United States in violation of Articles
108 and 121, UCMJ.

2

On 26 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Bragg, North Carolina,
PVT Michael B. Pleasant, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge,
pursuant to his plea, of one specification of absence without leave in violation of Article
86, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 4 months and
to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
Third Judicial Circuit
On 10 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Polk, Louisiana, PV2
Corey J. Robinson, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of eighteen
specifications of attempt to commit larceny, one specification of conspiracy to commit
larceny, eleven specifications of larceny, and ten specifications of engaging in conduct
that was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces and was of a
nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces in violation of Article 80, 81, 121, and
134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E1, to be confined for 5 years and 4 months, and to be discharged from the service with a
bad-conduct discharge.
On 10 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Riley, Kansas, SGT
Stephen A. Sandoval, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of three
specifications of sexual assault, one specification of sexual assault of a child, and two
specifications of assault consummated by a battery in violation of Articles 120, 120b,
and 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade
of E-1, to be confined for 6 months, and to be discharged from the service with a badconduct discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Polk, Louisiana, SPC
Terry L. Dobbins, Jr., United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of failure to obey an order or regulation and four specifications of wrongful
distribution of a controlled substance in violation of Articles 92 and 112a, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined
for 13 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, SFC
Donnell M. Spriggs, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of attempting to violate a lawful order, six specifications of violating a lawful
order, and two specifications of assault in violation of Articles 80, 90, and 128, UCMJ.
The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1 and to be
confined for 14 months.
On 13 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, SSG
Marcus V. Davis, United States Army, was convicted by a military panel consisting of
officer members of two specifications of aggravated sexual assault, one specification of
abusive sexual contact, and one specification of an indecent act in violation of Article
120, UCMJ. The members sentenced the accused to be confined for 180 days and to
be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

3

On 17 February 2015, at a special-court martial convened at Fort Riley, Kansas, PVT
Jamaul K. Beckford, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of four
specifications of wrongful use of marijuana, two specifications of larceny, and two
specifications of housebreaking in violation of Articles 112a, 121, and 130, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to forfeit $521.00 pay per month for 3 months, to
be confined for 6 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct
discharge.
On 18 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri, SSG Nathan J. Kovacs, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge
of sexual assault of a child in violation of Article 120b, UCMJ. The military judge
sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 30 months,
and to be discharged from the service with a dishonorable discharge.
On 18 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, PFC
Carlton D. Sharpe, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of two
specifications of willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, two specifications
of engaging in insubordinate conduct towards a noncommissioned officer, two
specifications of failing to obey a general regulation, one specification of rape, one
specification of assault, and one specification of communicating a threat in violation of
Articles 91, 92, 120, 128, and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to
be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 55 months, and to be discharged from
the service with a dishonorable discharge.
On 19 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri, SGT Craig A. Mathis, United States Army, was convicted by military judge of
four specifications of knowingly executing a scheme or artifice to defraud a financial
institution by wrongfully providing Soldiers' personal identifying information to financial
institutions to receive a financial benefit (18 U.S.C. 1344) in violation of Article 134,
UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-4, to
forfeit $500.00 pay per month for 3 months, to be restricted for 60 days to the limits of
Fort Leonard Wood, and to perform hard labor without confinement for 90 days.
On 20 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, SPC
Macke L. Bertha, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of four
specifications of false official statements and three specifications of larceny in violation
of Articles 107 and 121, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
reduced to the grade of E-1 and to be confined for 179 days.
On 23 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Riley, Kansas, PFC
Matthew D. Dressler, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of three
specifications of sexual assault of a child in violation of Article 120b, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1 and to be
discharged from the service with a dishonorable discharge.

4

On 23 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, PV2
Monte P. Whitford, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of absence without leave terminated by apprehension in violation of Article
86, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1,
to be confined for 120 days, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct
discharge.
On 24 February 2015 at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, SPC
David C. Robinson, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge, contrary to
his pleas, of two specifications of sexual assault in violation of Article 120, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined
for 30 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge.
On 26 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, SPC
Donovan Scott, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of multiple
specifications of assault and one specification of communicating a threat in violation of
Articles 128 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced
to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 42 months, and to be discharged from the service
with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 27 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Hood, Texas, PVT
Joshua T. Blazer, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of violating a lawful order, one specification of sexual assault, and one
specification of broadcasting sexual images without consent in violation of Articles 92,
120, and 120c, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 30
months and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
Fourth Judicial Circuit
On 09 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Washington, PV2 Harley J. Alexander, United States Army, was convicted of
one specification of conspiracy to commit larceny, two specifications of desertion, four
specifications of wrongful use or distribution of marijuana, and one specification of
larceny in violation of Articles 81, 85, 112a, and 121, UCMJ. The military judge
sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 1 year, and
to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 09 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Bliss, Texas, SPC
Jesse A. Browder, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of contempt
towards a noncommissioned officer and possession of child pornography in violation of
Articles 91 and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined
for 13 months and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at the Defense Language
Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, California, SSG Jorge F.
Acevedo, United States Army, was convicted by a military panel consisting of officer

5

and enlisted members of one specification of willfully and wrongfully inveigling and
holding a person against her will in violation of Article 134, UCMJ. The accused was
acquitted of five specifications of sexual assault, two specifications of forcible sodomy,
and one specification of assault in violation of Articles 120, 125, and 128, UCMJ. The
members sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 1
year, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Washington, SGT Christopher R. Calma, United States Army, was convicted
by a military judge of two specifications of absence without leave, one specification of
dereliction of duty, one specification of failure to obey a general order, and seven
specifications of wrongful use or possession of a controlled substance in violation of
Articles 86, 92, and 112a, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 15 months, and to be discharged from
the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, Alaska, PFC Alexander E. Denson, United States Army, was convicted by
military judge of one specification of false official statement, four specifications of
aggravated sexual assault, one specification of assault with force likely to produce
death or grievous bodily harm, seven specifications of simple assault, and two
specifications of communicating a threat in violation of Articles 107, 120, 128, and 134,
UCMJ. The accused was acquitted of one specification of aggravated sexual assault
and one specification of assault with force likely to produce death or grievous bodily
harm in violation of Articles 120 and 128, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be
confined for 68 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct
discharge.
On 11 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Wheeler Army Airfield,
Hawaii, SFC Keith L. Shell, United States Army, was convicted by a military panel of
one specification of false official statement and one specification of larceny in violation
of Articles 107 and 121, UCMJ. The members sentenced the accused to be reduced to
the grade of E-5 and to forfeit $2,083.00 pay per month for 12 months.
On 12 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Bliss, Texas, PFC
Jarrett S. Best, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of absence
without leave, larceny, and forgery in violation of Articles 86, 121, and 123, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 12 months and to be
discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 12 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Wheeler Army Airfield,
Hawaii, SGT Michael A. Covey, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge
of two specifications of willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, one
specification of the drunken operation of a vehicle, one specification of assault by
means likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm, one specification of assault

6

consummated by a battery, and one specification of communicating a threat in violation
of Articles 90, 111, 128, and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to
be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 25 months, and to be discharged from
the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 12 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Joint Base LewisMcChord, Washington, SSG Christopher M. Erickson, United States Army, was
convicted by a military panel consisting of officer and enlisted members of two
specifications of selling military property of the United States and two specifications of
larceny in violation of Articles 108 and 121, UCMJ. The members sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-4, to forfeit $850.00 pay per month for 1 year,
and to be confined for 120 days.
On 12 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Carson, Colorado,
SSG John W. Pfeffer, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of false
official statements and larceny of military property of more than $500.00 in violation of
Articles 107 and 121, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced
to the grade of E-4, to be restricted for 2 months, and to perform hard labor without
confinement for 3 months.
On 13 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, Alaska, SSG Shareef S. Abdullah, United States Army, was convicted by a
military judge of three specifications of sexual assault and one specification of abusive
sexual contact in violation of Article 120, UCMJ. The accused was acquitted of four
specifications of abusive sexual contact in violation of Article 120, UCMJ. The military
judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 6
years, and to be discharged from the service with a dishonorable discharge.
On 17 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Huachuca, Arizona,
SPC Casey J. Canfield, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of two
specifications of failure to obey a lawful order, one specification of assault
consummated by a battery, one specification of assault consummated by a battery upon
a child under the age of 16 years-old, one specification of aggravated assault upon a
child under the age of 16 years-old, and two specifications of aggravated assault in
violation of Articles 92 and 128. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 30 months, and to be discharged from
the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 17 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Camp Henry, Republic of
Korea, SPC Nicholas J. Majetich, United States Army, was convicted by a military
judge, pursuant to his plea, of one specification of sexual abuse of a child under the age
of 16 years-old in violation of Article 120b, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 15 months, and to be
discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.

7

On 17 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Huachuca, Arizona,
PVT Christian R. Reeves, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of conspiracy to commit larceny, one specification of absence without
leave, one specification of failure to obey a lawful order, one specification of wrongful
use of marijuana, and one specification of larceny in violation of Articles 81, 86, 92,
112a, and 121, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 10
months and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 18 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at United States Army
Garrison-Yongsan, Republic of Korea, SPC Steven V. Dang, United States Army, was
convicted by a military judge of one specification of possession of child pornography in
violation of Article 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced
to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 20 months, and to be discharged from the service
with a bad conduct discharge.
On 19 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Bliss, Texas, SGT
Garrett B. Singleton, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of violating
a general regulation, two specifications of maltreatment, and two specifications of
assault consummated by battery in violation of Articles 92, 93, and 128, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined
for 15 months, and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 19 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, Alaska, MSG Jeremiah K. Smith, United States Army, was convicted by
military judge of one specification of failure to obey a regulation and one specification of
false official statement in violation of Articles 92 and 107, UCMJ. The accused was
acquitted of one specification of failure to obey a regulation, two specifications of
maltreatment, and four specifications of abusive sexual contact in violation of Articles
92, 93, and 120, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the
grade of E-7.
On 23 February 2015 at a general court-martial convened in the Camp Casey, Republic
of Korea, SPC Joseph A. Warren, was convicted by a military judge of one specification
of false official statement, one specification of the wrongful use of a controlled
substance, one specification of aggravated assault, one specification of assault
consummated by battery, and one specification of communicating a threat in violation of
Articles 107, 112a, 128 and 134, UMCJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 17 months, and to be discharged from
the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 24 February 2015, at a special court-martial convened at Fort Irwin, California, SGT
Nicholas J. Patenaude, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of one
specification of frauds against the United States in violation of Article 132, UCMJ. The
military judge sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to pay the
United States a fine of $5,000.00, and to be confined for 90 days.

8

On 25 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Bliss, Texas, CW2
Jason E. French, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of disobeying
an order, wrongful possession of a controlled substance, and larceny in violation of
Articles 92, 112a, and 121, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be
confined for 6 months and to be dismissed from the service.
On 25 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, Alaska, SSG Timothy D. Worlds, United States Army, was convicted by a
military judge, contrary to his pleas, of one specification of aggravated assault and five
specifications of assault consummated by a battery in violation of Article 128, UCMJ.
The accused was acquitted of three specifications of sexual assault and one
specification of maiming in violation of Articles 120 and 124, UCMJ. The military judge
sentenced the accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 23 months,
and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 26 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Carson, Colorado,
WO1 Daniel A. Romero, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of false
official statement, aggravated sexual assault, and adultery in violation of Articles 107,
120, and 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 7
months and to be dishonorably discharged from the service.
On 26 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Joint Base ElmendorfRichardson, Alaska, SPC Dakota S. Simmons, United States Army, was convicted by a
military judge of three specifications of willfully disobeying a superior commissioned
officer, and four specifications of assault consummated by a battery upon a child under
the age of 16 years-old in violation of Articles 90 and 128, UCMJ. The military judge
sentenced the accused to be confined for 34 months and 15 days and to be discharged
from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 27 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at United States Army
Garrison-Yongsan, Republic of Korea, PV2 Jauvier V. Davis, United States Army, was
convicted by a military panel consisting of officer and enlisted members of one
specification of assault in violation of Article 128, UCMJ. The members sentenced the
accused to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit $1,546.00 pay per month for 2
months, to be restricted for 60 days to the limits of United States Army GarrisonYongsan, to perform hard labor without confinement for 60 days, and to be
reprimanded.
On 28 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Fort Carson, Colorado,
SFC Edgar A. Alvarado, United States Army, was convicted by a military judge of
adultery in violation of Article 134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to
be restricted for 2 months, to forfeit $500.00 pay per month for 2 months, and to perform
hard labor without confinement for 2 months.

9

Fifth Judicial Circuit
On 11 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Vilseck, Germany, PV2
Timothy Leybovsky, United States Army, was convicted by military judge of one
specification of wrongful distribution of heroin and one specification of wrongful
introduction of heroin onto an installation used by the armed forces in violation of Article
112a, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 11 months
and to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
On 21 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Vilseck, Germany, PVT
Pierre C. Scott, United States Army, was convicted by military judge of one specification
of fraudulent enlistment, one specification of desertion, one specification of fleeing
apprehension, one specification of sexual assault, and one specification of resisting
apprehension in violation of Articles 83, 85, 95, 120, and 134, UCMJ. The military judge
sentenced the accused to be confined for 9 years and to be discharged from the service
with a dishonorable discharge.
On 26 February 2015, at a general court-martial convened at Vilseck, Germany, SPC
Joshua L. Ray, United States Army, was convicted by military judge of one specification
of wrongful use of heroin, one specification of wrongful use of opium while receiving
special pay, one specification of wrongful distribution of heroin, one specification of
wrongful introduction of heroin onto an installation used by the armed forces, and one
specification of wrongfully impeding an investigation in violation of Articles 112a and
134, UCMJ. The military judge sentenced the accused to be confined for 191 days and
to be discharged from the service with a bad-conduct discharge.
------------------------------------ END OF REPORT ------------------------------------

10

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful