Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina.)

A Marine Raider convicted in a North Carolina court of misdemeanor assault for punching his girlfriend won't spend any time in jail unless he violates the terms of his probation, a court official told Task & Purpose.

On Monday, Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans received a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail, said Samantha Dooies, an assistant to the New Hanover County District Attorney.

Evans must complete 18 months of unsupervised probation, pay $8,000 in restitution, complete a domestic violence offenders program, and he cannot have any contact with his former girlfriend, Dooies told Task & Purpose. The special operations Marine is also only allowed to have access to firearms though the military while on base or deployed.

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A special operations Marine accused of punching his girlfriend will face up to 60 days in jail after being convicted in a North Carolina court of assault inflicting serious injury, a misdemeanor offense, Task & Purpose has learned.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was also found not guilty of assault on a female, which is also a misdemeanor, said Samantha Dooies, an assistant to the New Hanover County District Attorney.

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A Marine Raider who died of his injures after the lightweight dune buggy he was driving rolled over has been identified as Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, officials announced on Tuesday.

Braica, 29, was a critical skills operator assigned to the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, a news release from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command says.

"Our thoughts are with the family and teammates of Staff Sgt. Braica during this difficult time," Tuesday's news release says. "MARSOC is providing care and support to them and we urge respect for their privacy as they grieve this loss."

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Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The general nominated to lead the Marine Corps defended his service's place within U.S. Special Operations Command after a think tank urged service leaders to ditch the mission.

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(U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)

A member of Marine Corps Special Operations Command died after being involved in a tactical vehicle accident during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, California on April 13.

According to a statement from MARSOC, the unnamed Raider suffered "critical injuries" that required helicopter evacuation.

"He did not survive his injuries and passed away the night of April 14," the statement said.

Two other Raiders received minor injuries. According to Marine Corps Times, the vehicle involved was a Polaris MRZR, a lightweight dune buggy that can carry up to four personnel and up to 1,000 pounds of gear.

An investigation into the incident is underway. Per DoD policy, the Marine's name is being withheld from disclosure until next of kin is notified.

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