Violent Crime at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

*Research not complete

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: On July 30, 2010, the 673d Air Base Wing activated as the host wing combining installation management functions of Elmendorf Air Force Base’s 3rd Wing and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Richardson and consists of four groups that operate and maintain the Joint Base for air sovereignty, combat training, force staging and through output operations in support of worldwide contingencies. The installation hosts the headquarters for the United States Alaskan Command, 11th Air Force, U.S. Army Alaska, and the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region. The 673 ABW comprises of 5,500 joint military and civilian personnel, supporting America’s Arctic Warriors and their families. The wing supports and enables three Air Force total-force wings, two Army brigades and 75 associate and tenant units.

Shareef Abdullah, US Army (2015)
On Feb. 13 Staff Sgt. Shareef S. Abdullah was convicted of three specifications of sexual assault and one specification of abusive sexual contact. The accused was acquitted of four specifications of abusive sexual contact. He was reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for six years and dishonorably discharged. (Army Times)

Alexander Denson, US Army (2015)
On Feb. 11 Pfc. Alexander E. Denson was convicted 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. He was acquitted of one specification of aggravated sexual assault and one specification of assault with force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm. He was reduced to the grade of E-1, to forfeit all pay and allowances, to be confined for 68 months and to a bad-conduct discharge. (Army Times)

Dakota Simmons, US Army (2015)
On Feb. 26 Spc. Dakota S. Simmons was convicted 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. He was to be confined for 34 months and 15 days, and to a bad-conduct discharge. (Army Times)

Jeremiah Smith, US Army (2015)
On Feb. 19 Master Sgt. Jeremiah K. Smith was convicted of one specification of failure to obey a regulation and one specification of false official statement. He was acquitted of one specification of failure to obey a regulation, two specifications of maltreatment and four specifications of abusive sexual contact. He was to be reduced to the grade of E-7. (Army Times)

Timothy Worlds, US Army (2015)
On Feb. 25 Staff Sgt. Timothy D. Worlds was convicted of one specification of aggravated assault and five specifications of assault consummated by a battery. He was acquitted of three specifications of sexual assault and one specification of maiming. He was to be reduced to the grade of E-1, to be confined for 23 months and to a bad-conduct discharge. (Army Times)

Okan Murat Cetinbag, US Army (2014)
JBER soldier dies due to injuries
Soldier from Chicago area dies on base in Alaska
Army probes death of Alaska-based soldier
Army probes death of soldier at JBER
Army Probes Death Of Alaska-Based Soldier From Chicago Area
Soldier’s fatal injuries at JBER home being investigated
JBER Soldier’s Fatal Home Injuries Under Investigation
US Army Investigating Death of Morton Grove Soldier Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag
Army investigating mysterious death of soldier found unconscious at home just minutes after kissing his wife and daughter goodbye for a night out with his colleagues
‘There is a cover-up’: Mother of Army soldier who died after being shot in the face at home he shared with his wife and six other colleagues claims authorities are hiding something
Soldier’s death marks fourth JBER fatality in a month
JBER airman’s passing marks fourth death in February

Samuel Davis, USAF (2014)
JBER airman found dead
Air Force sergeant dies at Alaska off-base home
JBER Airman Found Dead at His Off-base Home
Air Force investigates JBER death
Investigators probe death of JBER sergeant at off-base residence
Soldier’s death marks fourth JBER fatality in a month
JBER airman’s passing marks fourth death in February
Soldiers/Veterans Dead of Probable Sudden Cardiac Death (PROB SCD)

Lagina Griffiths, Civilian (2014)
ER woman arrested for sexual assault
APD Arrests Woman for Sexual Assault, Coercion Against Airman
Woman charged with sex assault of airman
Sexual assault case involving airman shocking even to Anchorage police
Woman sexually assaulted sleeping airman, police say
Woman Accused of Sex Assault Against Airman Changes Plea
Anchorage woman sentenced for sexual assault
Alleged blackmailer sentenced for sexual assault
Eagle River woman sentenced to 4 years for sex assault of US airman
Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in JBER Airman’s Sexual Blackmail

Katrina Jackson, USAF (2014)
Airman dies on JBER
JBER Memorials Held for 2 Airmen in February Deaths
Soldier’s death marks fourth JBER fatality in a month
JBER airman’s passing marks fourth death in February

Darian Miller, USAF (2014)
Airman dies at Alaska base
JBER Airman’s Death on Base Under Investigation
Soldier’s death marks fourth JBER fatality in a month
JBER airman’s passing marks fourth death in February

Ashley Ard, US Army (2013)
Police: Soldier mom left newborn in park to die
Grand jury indicts mother of dead newborn
Alaska soldier charged with murder in newborn’s death
Soldier originally from Portsmouth charged with murder in newborn’s death in Alaska
JBER Soldier Accused in Newborn’s Death Makes 1st Court Appearance
In case of abandoned newborn, mom pleads not guilty to murder
JBER soldier pleads not guilty to 2nd-degree murder
Alaska soldier pleads not guilty in newborn’s death
After abandoned baby’s death, state invests in spreading word about “safe surrender” law

Tony Earl Bullock Jr, Army (2013)
JBER Soldier Arrested in Armed Rapes of Women

Lane Douglas Wyatt, USAF (2013)
JBER Airman Accused of Drunk Driving Death, Woman Killed
Inside the crash that killed Citari Townes-Sweatt
Family Sues Chilkoot Charlie’s After Daughter Killed in DUI Crash
Man sentenced in 2013 DUI death
Airman gets 18-year sentence in fatal drunken-driving collision
Alaska airman gets 18-year sentence for DUI death
Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken-driving death tells story

Marshall Drake Jr, US Army (2012)
Army Identifies Soldier in JBER Christmas Death
Soldier guilty in barracks killing
Alaska-based soldier found guilty in fellow GI’s shooting death
Soldier gets 12 years in Christmas Day killing at Alaska base
Local soldier gets 12 years for fatal shooting in Alaska
JBER Soldier sentenced for involuntary manslaughter
Ceremony will honor Rochester-area native found dead on Alaska Army base

David Lopez, US Army (2012)
Soldier charged with murder
JBER Soldier’s Murder Trial Begins in Wife’s Shooting
Jury deliberates in murder trial of ex-JBER soldier
Former JBER soldier sentenced to 62 years for killing wife
Former JBER soldier receives 63-year sentence in wife’s murder

Jose Nataren, US Army (2012)
Soldier convicted of sexual assault
Soldier gets 12 years for sex assault, adultery
Army Soldier Sentenced to 12 Years in JBER Sexual Assault

James Thomas, USAF (2012)
Airman Disappears, His Family Looks to Craigslist for Clues
Body of missing Air Force member found on Alaska roadside with fellow airman and ‘friend’ held as person of interest
Anchorage police: Body found was missing airman
Slain airman’s body found on Alaska roadside
Police confirm body found in Alaska is missing Raytown airman Clint Reeves
Missing JBER Airman found dead; fellow Airman arrested
Airman charged in Reeves case
JBER Airman faces charges in slaying of fellow service member
Thomas indicted for murdering 24-year-old airman Clinton Reeves in Alaska
Accused Killer Pleads Not Guilty, Had Blood-Stained Hammer
Mom grieves death of Elmendorf airman son
Mother of Alaska murder victim asks indicted airman to ‘tell the truth’
Prosecutors Say JBER Airman Was Killed With Hammer
Former Alaska airman pleads guilty in hammer killing
Man pleads guilty to killing fellow Air Force airman in 2012
Anchorage man pleads guilty to murder charge in 2013 death of JBER airman

Thomas Tinsley, USAF (2008)
Air Force officer in Alaska dies in likely suicide
Air Force Officer Dead; Likely a Suicide
General’s death in July ruled a suicide
Elmendorf wing CO dies of gunshot wound
Elmendorf general dies of gunshot on base
Brig. Gen. Tinsley, 3rd Wing commander at Elmendorf, dies of gunshot wound
Ex-Raptor commander at Langley dies in Alaska
Elmendorf mourns fallen commander
F-22 Safety Concerns Linger
General’s wife: ‘Raptor Cough’ contributed to husband’s suicide
New Questions Raised in 2008 Suicide of Air Force General Who Was F-22 Pilot, Commander at Alaska Air Base
Don’t Look for Many Details on Apparent “Suicide” of Gen. Tinsley from Here on Out

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