UPDATE: Second man arrested for allegedly attacking a Female Fort Hood soldier

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 15:43:02-04

UPDATE:  A second suspect, Lucas Curtis, turned himself into the Coryell County Sheriff's Department Thursday morning.

Lucas was one of two men charged with assault causing bodily injury for allegedly attacking a female soldier at an off post party over the weekend.

A female Fort Hood soldier was attacked over the weekend at an off-post party in Copperas Cove.

According to an arrest affidavit, Melissa Centeno attended a party with soldiers in her unit at a residence on 307 Rodeo Circle.

During the party, she began kissing another soldier when the owner of the house, Jacob Avila, walked in on the two.

Avila and another male, identified as Lucas Curtis, told her to leave the room so they could talk to the man she was with. Curtis is not assigned to Fort Hood and not an active duty soldier.

When Centeno walked out of the bathroom, Curtis grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against the wall and begin to slap her.

She eventually lost consciousness.

Centeno said the two men both slapped her several times but Curtis was the one who punched and choked her more than once. 

After she was choked, Centeno tripped and fell to the ground during which time Curtis began to straddle her.

Eventually a man walked into the room and stopped the attack and drove her to the home of a military police officer.

That officer then took her to the emergency room at the Carl. R Darnall Medical Center.. 

Centeno told police she had suffered a mild concussion, had a ruptured eardrum and had bruises along her neck and face. 

Avila admitted to police that he slapped Centeno and witnessing Curtis slap, punch and choke her. He turned himself into police and was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with assault causing bodily injury. He posted his $6,000 bond on Wednesday.

Fort Hood Police and Copperas Cove police are still investigating

Fort Hood's sent this statement on the incident:

"III Corps and Fort Hood takes all reports of assault seriously. Military law enforcement officials are investigating the allegations in cooperation with civilian law enforcement. The Chain of Command for the Soldiers involved are aware of the incident and will ensure all appropriate measures are taken," attributed to Tom Rheinlander, Fort Hood spokesman.

Pvt. Melissa Centeno is a combat engineer assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood. Avila is also a combat engineer assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team

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