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Army Special Forces NCO Slapped With $1 Million Bail Over Child Rape Charges
An Army sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg is accused of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties, all with a girl under 15 years old in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
Sgt. 1st Class Kenney Son Duran, 35, surrendered Friday at the Wake County Detention Center and was held on $1 million bail pending a first court appearance on Monday.
Duran is assigned to the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, an Army spokesman said.
Holly Springs police swore out an arrest warrant for Duran on Friday. It said that the offenses happened between June 1 and Oct. 1.
Duran moved to Holly Springs with his family in June, buying a house on Shorehouse Way.
When Duran surrendered, his attorney, A. Patrick Roberts of Raleigh, filed a request for his bail to be set at $250,000, but a magistrate instead chose the amount usually set in Wake County for people accused of the charges against Duran.
In the request, Roberts said Duran has been in the Army for 16 years, is married and has four children, and has never been arrested. The request also said his mother is a pastor in Texas.
The lawyer said Duran has been deployed overseas 11 times, including once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. He has 35 military decorations, the bail request said.
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A shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida has left four people dead, including the gunman, law enforcement officials said at a Friday news conference.
The shooter and two victims were killed at the base and another victim died after being taken to the hospital, said Chip Simmons, deputy chief of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Another seven people remain hospitalized, including two sheriff's deputies who engaged the gunman, Simmons said at Friday's news conference. One was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the knee. Both are expected to recover.
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(Reuters) - The suspected shooter involved in a deadly incident on Friday at a major U.S. Navy base in Florida was believed to be a Saudi national in the United States for training, two U.S. defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Four people including the shooter were killed in the episode at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Navy and local sheriff's office said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week.
The troubled 22-year-old Pearl Harbor sailor identified as shooting three shipyard workers Wednesday and then killing himself may have come from a troubled ship.
Gabriel Romero, a sailor on the submarine USS Columbia, fatally shot two civilian workers and wounded a third while the Los Angeles-class vessel is in Dry Dock 2 for a two-year overhaul, according to The Associated Press and other sources.
Romero "opened fire on shipyard personnel with his M-4 service rifle and then turned his M9 service pistol on himself," Fox News Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson reported, citing a preliminary incident report.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was not able to provide information Thursday on a report that multiple suicides have occurred on the Columbia.
Hawaii News Now said Romero was undergoing disciplinary review and was enrolled in anger management classes.
I didn't think a movie about World War I would, or even could, remind me of Afghanistan.
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