A retired U.S. Army soldier is facing federal charges for stealing a Humvee from Fort Stewart in Georgia and crashing it into the doors of the Third Infantry Division Headquarters building on July 10. He was pinned down at the scene until military police detained him. The man has been indicted on charges of damage to government property and theft and is accused of causing over $1,000 in damages. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
- A retired 39-year-old soldier stole a Humvee from Fort Stewart and deliberately crashed it into a building’s front doors, causing significant damage.
- The retired staff sergeant was indicted on charges related to damage to government property and theft, and if convicted, he could serve up to 20 years in federal prison.
- The man served in the Army from June 2002 to July 2013 as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and was deployed to Iraq on two occasions. He has a previous criminal history, including arrests for DUI and disorderly conduct.
- Federal prosecutors did not provide a motive for the incident, but the criminal complaint labeled the act as intentional, based on the mode and precision of the act.
- A person at the scene managed to pin the retired soldier down until Fort Stewart Military Police arrived and detained him, effectively preventing further damage or escalation of the situation.