Court-Martial Trial for Spc. Thomas Curtis Begins Monday
The fourth courts-martial trial connected to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen begins on Monday at Fort Bragg.
The military court-martial for Spc. Thomas Curtis, an infantryman
assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright,
Alaska, is scheduled for August 27-29 at 9 a.m., at the Fort Bragg courthouse.
Four other Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division face charges
relating to Pvt. Danny Chen's death and will be tried by courts martial in the
Sgt. Adam Holcomb was found guilty July 30 by a court-martial panel of two
specifications of maltreatment and one specification of assault. He was
sentenced to reduction in rank to E-4, forfeiture of pay equaling $1,181.55
and 30 days confinement.
Spc. Ryan Offutt was sentenced Aug. 13, to reduction in rank to E-1,
confinement for 6 months and a bad conduct discharge for hazing and
maltreatment, following as guilty plea.
Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas plead guilty to charge one, specification one, which
is a violation of a lawful general order number one, by wrongfully possessing
and consuming alcohol. He was found guilty by a military judge of one count of
dereliction of duty during a court-martial here Aug. 17. Dugas was sentenced
to reduction in grade from E-6 to E-5 and three months confinement with 90
days credit for pretrial confinement.