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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fayetteville Woman Pleads To Involuntary Manslaugter In Death Of Fort Bragg Soldier

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, SARAH ASHLEY ROGERS, 21pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt to one count of Involuntary Manslaughter in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1112, and one count of Driving While Impaired in violation of Title 18, United States Code section 13, assimilating North Carolina General Statute 20-138.1.
     The investigation revealed that on or about December 8, 2012, at approximately 1:40 a.m., ROGERS killed Richard Bradley Powell while driving impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit of 0.08.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Fort Bragg Military Police, Fort Bragg Criminal Investigative Detachment, Fort Bragg Department of the Army Uniformed Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Leslie Cooley and Special Assistant United States Attorney David Coleman prosecuted the case of the government.

Updated July 14, 2015