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Fort Hood sergeant arrested for litany of charges including attempted murder

Suspected of committing series of sexual assaults on post: Investigators
Fort Hood sergeant arrested for litany of crimes including attempted murder
Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-02 22:26:43-04

FORT HOOD, Texas — A Fort Hood sergeant was charged Tuesday in connection with a string of crimes related to attempted murder, rape, kidnapping and robbery happening on post.

Sgt. Greville Clarke, 29, assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion in the 36th Engineer Brigade has been arrested and charged with at least 21 criminal counts.

"We are thankful for the hard work of the Criminal Investigation Division and the Soldiers who assisted in apprehending this suspect,” said Lt. Gen. Sean Bernabe, Fort Hood and III Corps' new commanding general.

The soldier is facing charges including two counts of attempted premeditated murder, two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of kidnapping, five counts of burglary, and two counts of robbery that were referred for a court-martial last week, Fort Hood officials confirmed to 25 News.

Army CID Special Agents connected "commonalities among unresolved investigations" earlier in July related to the sergeant but didn't have enough to make an arrest, according to investigators.

Three months later, Army authorities took the sergeant into custody on Oct. 2 shortly after he entered the main gate, according to Maria Thomas, the special agent-in-charge of the Army Criminal Investigation Division's Central Texas field office.

The sergeant is being held on pre-trial confinement as charges were preferred for a court-martial on Oct. 25.

Thomas, a civilian investigator hired last April under sweeping changes in the wake of Spc. Vanessa Guillen's homicide in 2020, didn't elaborate on what changed in the investigation between July and October. She stressed in a statement that her office takes every report and tip seriously in the investigation of sex crimes.

Maria Thomas
Maria Thomas, the special agent-in-charge of the Army Criminal Investigation Division's Central Texas field office, was hired in April 2022 along with two other civilian investigators leading field offices at Fort Bragg and Fort Carson.

“Army CID thoroughly investigates every report of alleged felony-level sexual misconduct and follows every lead available," Thomas said.

Soldiers can anonymously report criminal and suspicious activity to CIS by clicking here.