More Tom Roeder Articles

  • It's life without parole for Fort Carson soldier

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murdering his girlfriend at a court-martial this week will serve life in prison without parole, a panel of five officers ruled Friday. Sgt. Montrell Mayo was found guilty on Wednesday of premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Kimberly Walker. The...

  • Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in death of girlfriend

    By tom Roeder AND JAKOB RODGERS The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Sgt. Montrell Mayo acted with deadly intent in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, a panel of military officers found Wednesday in delivering across-the-board guilty verdicts against the Fort Carson sergeant. Mayo faces mandatory life in prison at a sentencing hearing...

  • Air Force Academy athletic official arrested in Colorado Springs prostitution sting

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A top Air Force Academy athletic official was arrested in a Colorado Springs prostitution sting, police confirmed Tuesday. Dermot J. Coll, who abruptly resigned his position as head of the academy athletic department's fundraising arm Friday, was cited for allegedly soliciting sex...

  • Fort Carson soldier charged with killing comrade

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier has been charged in the fatal shooting of a comrade overseas in May, the post announced Tuesday. An evidence hearing is set for Wednesday to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley,...

  • Fort Carson contingent in Africa to help with Ebola outbreak

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    More than 160 Fort Carson soldiers have flown to Liberia, where they will build facilities to help battle Ebola, the post announced Monday. Troops from the 615th Engineer Company will bulldoze land for new clinics, improve roads and build bases for aid workers. They left Colorado...

  • Fort Carson soldier 'truly humbled' by new role

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The Army's new enlisted boss says he never considered being the lone soldier to wear the rank of sergeant major of the Army. "It's just not something you think about," said Daniel Dailey, a longtime Fort Carson sergeant who will take the Army's top enlisted role in 2015. "You can't...

  • Retired general fights for future of the Army

    By TOM Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The Army needs its retirees and supporters to twist arms on Capitol Hill to avoid drastic budget cuts, the Association of the United States Army's vice president told a Colorado Springs crowd this month. Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, a former top officer in the Colorado Springs-based...

  • Intent is at the heart of Mayo court-martial

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Thursday that Sgt. Montrell Mayo is a killer. The question before a Fort Carson court-martial is whether Mayo is a cold-blooded killer. On Valentine's Day 2013, Mayo left his slain girlfriend, Cpl. Kimberly Walker, tucked into a Colorado...

  • Veteran's Day run/walk fundraising for Operation Gratitude

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    A 3-mile run in Colorado Springs on Sunday will support a charity that sends care packages to troops overseas. The National Veterans Day Run, in Memorial Park, will raise money for Operation Gratitude, which ships care packages to deployed service members. Organizers hope to raise...

  • Air Force Academy cadets join national pledge not to rape

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Cadets have pledged to not lie, cheat or steal. They added another pledge Wednesday: They will not rape. It's part of a national movement on college campuses pushed by the Obama administration that has students pledge to intervene to stop sexual assaults and support victims. The...

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