Article 32 hearing in attempted murder case in England is postponed
RAF MILDENHALL, England — An Article 32 investigation scheduled for Friday for a 100th Air Refueling Wing airman charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of stalking has been postponed until Monday.
The investigation, which is the military equivalent of a grand jury, was rescheduled because of a staffing problem, according to 100th Judge Advocate General Lt. Col. Mark T. Allison.
Airman 1st Class Chad A. Rhine also faces charges of vandalizing non-government property, according to court documents.
Rhine, who serves with the 100th Communications Squadron, allegedly attempted on Oct. 1 to break into a home on nearby RAF Lakenheath while the occupants were sleeping. He allegedly was armed with a knife, according to court documents.
The airman allegedly stalked a female victim by slashing her tires, repeatedly sending her text messages and attempting to break into her home while armed with a knife between the Aug. 25 and Oct. 27, court documents allege.
Rhine also caused damage to two vehicles between Sept. 1 and Oct 15 when he carved the word “slut” into the hood of a 1995 Rover Sterling and also defaced a 2007 Ford Mustang, the court alleges.
The damage from both incidents of vandalism totaled at least $1,000, according to court documents.
There have been no trials for either murder or attempted murder at RAF Mildenhall in the past 11 years.