Four Rota sailors face various legal issues
January 23, 2005
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain — A Navy sailor pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving while intoxicated and reckless driving that resulted in an injury to another American servicemember, Rota officials said Thursday.
Airman Ramon Prevencio from Rota’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 will serve four months of a six-month sentence for the Nov. 6 accident, which occurred in the town adjacent to the Navy facility, base spokeswoman Lt. Allie Freeman said. Prevencio also will receive a bad-conduct discharge, Freeman said.
Also in Rota, two sailors have been charged with a range of assault and weapons charges in connection with the non-fatal stabbing of a Spanish national in a Rota nightclub last spring. The two sailors, a male and a female whose names were not released by Rota officials, were arraigned on charges ranging from aggravated assault to obstructing justice Thursday, according to Freeman’s office. No trial date has been set for either suspect, Freeman said.
And a Rota-based sailor has been charged with the rape of an American woman in an incident that occurred at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete, in July 2004, according to information from Freeman. The identity of the sailor and the circumstances of the incident were not provided, and Freeman said she could only confirm that a trial date is pending.