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Washington, DC - The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried and completed within the United States Navy in September 2017. 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, DC, Seaman Demarcus D. Blackmon, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to possession of child pornography, viewing child pornography, and communicating indecent language to a minor. On 7 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 15 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, DC, Petty Officer Third Class Richard Kennedy, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of assault consummated by a battery, drunk and disorderly conduct. On 28 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 75 days. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class Joshua King, USN was tried for two specifications of sexual assault. On 11 September 2017, the panel of members found him guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 8 years.

* At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Airman Cheyenne L. Sewell, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to four specifications of false official statement and extortion. On 20 September 2017, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, to forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $300, and confinement for 18 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all confinement greater than 5 months is to be suspended. The suspended punishment may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Third Class Jevaun R. Brown, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On 13 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand and restriction for 30 days. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, Hospitalman Abisai Hernandez, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to willful dereliction of duty. On 18 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 30 days. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-4 was tried for wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 20 September 2017, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, an E-4 was tried for sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, and abusive sexual contact. On 5 September 2017, the members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

* None.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Seaman Recruit Jacri A. Wright, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance, wrongful introduction of a controlled substance to a naval base, wrongful distribution of alcohol to minors, unauthorized absence, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, two specifications of incapacitation for performance of duties due to drunkenness, and solicitation to distribute a controlled substance. On 13 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 12 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

* At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer First Class Richard W. MacQuarrie, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to stalking and fraternization. On 26 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 6 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer Second Class Zacharias P. Flores, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to indecent exposure, assault consummated by battery, and two specifications of drunk and disorderly and resisting apprehension by civilian law enforcement. On 21 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 4 months. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, all 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. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Seaman Natasha H. Murray, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to one specification of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and two specifications of wrongful use and distribution of a controlled substance. On 22 September 2017, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 5 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, Petty Officer Second Class Rodney A. Harris II, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by battery. On 25 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 90 days. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Lemoore, California, Petty Officer First Class Dustin T. Overton, USN was tried for false official statement, two specifications of sexual assault, and adultery. On 15 September 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to false official statement and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-5 and restriction for 60 days.

* At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer Second Class David J. W. Zoril, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to four specifications of possessing child pornography and two specifications of distributing child pornography. On 21 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 36 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, an E-4 was tried for wrongful use of controlled substance. On 31 August 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, an E-4 was tried for wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 7 September 2017, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, an E-6 was tried for fraudulent exportation of guns and ammunition from the United States. On 27 September 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

* At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, Petty Officer Second Class Randall D. Shook, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to three specifications of aggravated assault and three specifications of assault consummated by battery. On 28 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, to forfeit $1,066.00 pay per month for 12 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 12 months. The pretrial agreement has no effect on the sentence.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

* None

Special Court-Martial

* None

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Petty Officer Second Class Jerry Knight, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to two specifications of possessing and viewing child pornography. On 1 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 2 years. Pursuant to the pretrial agreement, confinement greater than 18 months is to be suspended. The suspended confinement may be served if the Service Member violates the terms of the pretrial agreement.

Special Court-Martial

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Petty Officer Second Class Troy Turner, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to assault consummated by a battery. On 7 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 120 days. 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. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

* At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, Seaman Recruit Omar Sellers, USN, pled guilty pursuant to a pretrial agreement to disrespect towards a superior commissioned officer, drunk and disorderly conduct, and assault consummated by a battery. On 26 September 2017, the military judge sentenced him to 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. The Service Member is being processed for administrative separation.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

* At a General Court-Martial in Rota, Spain, Lt. Cmdr. Cheveaux Dawkins, USN was tried for attempted sexual assault, sexual assault, three specifications of abusive sexual contact, indecent exposure, and conduct unbecoming an officer. On 15 September 2017, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty of attempted sexual assault, two specifications of abusive sexual contact, and indecent exposure and sentenced him to a Dismissal.

Special Court-Martial

* None.