Reward offered for information in beating of Marine policeman on Okinawa
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A $1,500 reward is being offered for information concerning the July 29 beating of a Marine military policeman by three men on Camp Hansen.
The reward is offered by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
According to a reward flyer, the incident took place between 2:10 and 2:30 a.m. in a parking lot adjacent to Anderson Street near Barracks 2715.
An NCIS spokesman said the victim was injured seriously and taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester.
The suspects are described as two black men and one white man in civilian clothing.
The first suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, with a medium to heavy build, dressed in dark clothing.
The second suspect was described as a slim black male, about 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inch and wearing light-colored clothing.
The third suspect was described as a white male, with brown hair, about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches, wearing light-colored clothing. All are believed to be younger than 25.
Kevin Naylon, NCIS resident agent in charge, said the incident appeared to have been unprovoked.
The victim was not in uniform, and there was no evidence to suggest the attack may have been related to his job as an MP.
Also, no weapons were involved, Naylon said.
“There were some witnesses, but they didn’t see enough to identify the three suspects,” he said.
Naylon declined to describe the extent of the MP’s injuries.
“I can’t go into specifics, but they were significant enough to trigger an NCIS investigation and offer for a reward,” he said.
Anyone with information about the assault is encouraged to call NCIS at 645-0213 or 623-4597.
“Caller anonymity will be maintained,” Naylon said.