Special agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are investigating two related assaults of a Fort Hood soldier’s wife after an incident on Sept. 20 left her battered. The motive in both instances is believed to be to be robbery.
According to Chris Grey, the Army Chief of Public Affairs, a man blended in by wearing a uniform that resembled a maintenance worker’s. This included a short-sleeved blue shirt, long dark pants, dark work boots and black and yellow gloves.
The Sept. 11 assault took place around 7 p.m., but Tuesday’s occurred in broad daylight at 10:30 a.m.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early 30s with dark brown eyes, short, wavy hair and about 5’7 tall. Grey said that it is believed the same suspect committed both crimes.
Another soldier’s wife expressed her concern surrounding the assault on the Fort Hood Family Housing Facebook page, and called for a plan or preventative action.
“There are many wives whose husbands are deployed or gone, and it’s not really helping easy anyone’s concerns not hearing if the housing offices are going to step up security measures,” she wrote. “Maybe more patrols in neighborhoods or manning the gates to those off/on post housing areas? Anything?”
A representative from Lendlease, the property group associated with Fort Hood Family Housing, could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at 254-287-2722 or Fort Hood Military Police at 254-287-4001.
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