Stars and Stripes stripes.com 21 Dec, 2020 16:30 am

Fort Drum soldier faces murder charge in death of soldier who had been reported missing

Fort Drum soldier faces murder charge in death of soldier who had been reported missing
U.S. Army Cpl. Hayden Harris, 20, was found dead Saturday in a wooded area in Byram Township, N.J., after being reported missing.

Fort Drum soldier faces murder charge in death of soldier who had been reported missing Cpl.(Tribune News Service) — A Fort Drum soldier will be charged with murder in the shooting death of a fellow soldier, according to multiple reports.CBS reports the other soldier has been identified as Jamaal Mellish, who was also stationed at Fort Drum.NNY360 reports Mellish was stopped while driving the Silverado by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy late Friday or early Saturday morning, and turned over to Fort Drum MPs.

He joined the Army in March 2019 and arrived at Fort Drum four months later; he was an infantryman in the 89th Cavalry regiment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.Brett Funck, acting commander for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division.

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