The Navy has released results of special and general courts-martial verdicts for July. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried:

NAVAL DISTRICT WASHINGTON

General court-martial

  • In Washington, D.C., HM3Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Derek B. Hahn was tried for sexual assault. On July 20, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 6 months.

Special courts-martial

  • In Washington, D.C., YN1Yeoman 1st Class Keithan Smith was tried for unauthorized purchases with his government travel card, fraudulent claim, and failure to pay debts. On July 1, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a reprimand and restriction for 60 days.
  • In Washington, D.C., HM3Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tyler J. Zarozinski pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to false official statement and wearing unauthorized ribbons. On July 24, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, to forfeit $1,031 per month for 2 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 30 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

NAVY REGION MID-ATLANTIC

General Court-Martial 

  • In Norfolk, Virginia, an E-5 was tried for sexual assault and assault consummated by a battery. On July 24, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Courts-Martial

  • In Norfolk, Virginia, MM3Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Cassi L. Leonard pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to unauthorized absence, failure to obey a lawful order, and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On July 16, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than time served is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.
  • In Norfolk, Virginia, CTT2Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Heather B. McCrea was tried for wrongful use of a controlled substance. On July 29, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced her to a reprimand, to forfeit $1,020 per month for 4 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 4 months.

NAVY REGION SOUTHEAST

General Courts-Martial

  • In Pensacola, Florida, an E-4 was tried for abusive sexual contact. On July 15, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • In Mayport, Florida, MT2Missile Technician 2nd Class Jonathan M. Ashby pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to violating a lawful general regulation. On July 23, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 90 days is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the service member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement. 
  • In Pensacola, Florida, Lt. Jason R. Panos was tried for attempting to violate a lawful general order, violating a lawful general order, making a false official statement, abusive sexual contact, and assault. On July 31, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to the charges of making a false official statement and assault, but returned a verdict of guilty for the charges of attempting to violate a lawful general order, violating a lawful general order, and abusive sexual contact. On July 31, the panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand, to forfeit $2,000 per month for 6 months, and restriction for 1 month.

Special Courts-Martial

  • In Jacksonville, Florida, AD1Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Felix RiosMcConnell was tried for unauthorized absence, failure to obey a lawful general order, and solicitation of a prostitute. On June 30, the military judge dismissed the charges of unauthorized absence and solicitation of a prostitute, but returned a verdict of guilty for failure to obey a lawful general order. On July 1, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, to forfeit $1,000 per month for 6 months, and hard labor for 30 days.
  • In Mayport, Florida, GSE3Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 3rd Class Benjamin C. Leighton pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to violating a lawful general regulation, wrongful distribution of a Schedule I controlled substance, and obstruction of justice. On July 23, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 7 months. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence. 
  • In Pensacola, Florida, YN2Yeoman 2nd Class Lawrence S. Newman pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to violation of a lawful general regulation, larceny, and dishonorably failing to pay a debt. On July 27, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 7 months.

NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST

General Court-Martial

  • In San Diego, California, Lt. Ernest M. Thompson pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to conspiracy to commit larceny, wrongfully selling military property, and larceny. On July 8, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, a fine of $23,000, and confinement for 364 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.

Special Courts-Martial

  • In San Diego, California, LSSALogistics Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edgar J. G. Urieta pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to breaking restriction. On July 1, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 25 days.
  • In San Diego, California, BM2Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Brian M. White pleaded guilty pursuant to pretrial agreement to false official statements and damaging non-military property. On July 2, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, and confinement for 20 days.
  • In San Diego, California, SNSeaman Khalil K. Alexander pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On July 16, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, and restriction for 45 days.
  • In San Diego, California, CM3Mechanic 3rd Class Dylan J. Kilby pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to conspiracy to commit larceny and larceny. On July 21, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, a fine of $2,000, and confinement for 45 days.

NAVY REGION HAWAII

Special Court-Martial

  • In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, MM3Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Charles E. Dreisewerd pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to wrongful use of cocaine. On July 2, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, the Bad Conduct Discharge is to be disapproved. 

NAVY REGION JAPAN

Special Court-Martial

  • In Yokosuka, Japan, an E-5 was tried for an assault consummated by a battery. On July 15, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

NAVY REGION EUROPE, AFRICA, SOUTHWEST ASIA

Special Court-Martial

  • In Naples, Italy, PS1Personnel Specialist 1st Class Carl S. Blanchard, pleaded guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to false official statement and larceny. On July 15, the military judge sentenced him to a fine of $25,000 and confinement for 140 days. The pretrial agreement had no effect on his sentence.