Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Air Force Colonel Eugene Marcus Caughey - A high-ranking Air Force Space Command officer - accused of rape found dead in his home

DENVER — A high-ranking Air Force Space Command officer who was charged with rape and other crimes was found dead in his Colorado home after civilian police received a report of a suicide, officials said Monday.

The body of Col. Eugene Caughey, 46, was found Sunday at his off-base home in Colorado Springs, city police said.

Authorities haven't said how he died.

Caughey was relieved of his duties in June 2015 after the rape investigation began, the Air Force has said. His court-martial was scheduled for Oct. 17.

The officers who found him dead were responding to a report of a suicide, Colorado Springs police Sgt. Tim Stankey said.

The coroner's office said it could be four to six weeks before the findings of an autopsy are released.

Caughey had been vice commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs. The unit operates military communications and weather satellites, as well as global positioning system satellites, which have broad civilian and military uses.

Caughey was accused of raping a woman in late 2014 or early 2015. He was also charged with adultery, indecent filming or photography, dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Prosecutors accused him of photographing his exposed genitals while in uniform and groping women twice.

His civilian attorney, Ryan Coward, said Caughey was looking forward to his day in court and had been participating in his defense.

"I think this surprised everybody," Coward said, adding that his client had served honorably for 20 years. "This is just a very tragic event that occurred for him and his family."

Caughey's family had no comment, Coward said.

Caughey joined the Air Force in 1993. He said he survived the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the Pentagon, according to a story on the Schriever Air Force Base website.


"I was a captain inside the Pentagon that morning when a plane crashed into the west side of the building," Caughey wrote.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

wtf happened to that mf'er?

Anonymous said...

Looks like he used his moisture missile for an un-authorized mission.

Anonymous said...

He rode that Pentagon attack for all it was worth.
Probably got some type of medal or increase in
base pay from it. He was an embarrassment to
the White race. Space Wing Commander could
not control his own Johnson Space Command.
Officers are rejoicing at the opening he created.
Sounds like a solid Democrat. He played the
system for all its glory and worth.

Anonymous said...

Colonel E.M.C. Was White Trash

Anonymous said...

thats what happens when you put a irish narrow back in a place of trust and loyalty.they either fuck it up drunk or try to steal something,,pathetic...

Anonymous said...

White guys are outta control, I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

Did he donkey punch her fart box?

Anonymous said...

Ground Control to Major Tom
Take Your Protein Pills
And Put Your Rubber On

Anonymous said...

One less asshole off the government dole

Anonymous said...

That's a Beef Eater for sure

Anonymous said...

1/3 of Calls to V.A. Suicide Hotlines
Go Unanswered and Get Directed To
Voice Mail!
Wonder if he called in?
Comrade, you serve the Country, and the
Country will be there for you!

Anonymous said...

a word of advice to those that will be Wolverines when Red Dawn finally happens do not seek out or join up with remnants of the US Military they are part of the problem that we see today when Red Dawn finally happens the only way we're going to make a clear-cut conscience victory is via civilian and police Personnel.....

Anonymous said...

This is news?

Jackie Puppet said...

No plane crashed into the Pentagon. It would have left a LOT more wreckage. And where's the videos of the crash from the gas station nearby?

Anonymous said...

Wave off wave off

Anonymous said...

Yeh sure Ramblo.You and the Bourbon Street Brigade are going to save the country.

Anonymous said...

In your mom, like me

Anonymous said...

Living the high life

Anonymous said...

he was a space cadet in more ways than one

Eric Burdon said...

Sky pilot
How high can you fly
Don't you know you'll never
Never
Never
Touch the sky

JD GREEN said...

I knew this man as a child and young man. He was intelligent and patient and most of all kind. Everyone can make horrid comments and do it anonymously, how very brave of you. I do not know what happened nor do I pretend to. All I know is he was a son and a brother and an uncle. I am very sorry he felt this was the only way out. I hope all who was involved can find peace.