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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Alabama Man Indicted For First Degree Murder In Fort Stewart Slaying

SAVANNAH, GA –   An indictment was returned today by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah, Georgia, charging CARL EVAN SWAIN, aka “COWBOY,” 43, a resident of Alabama, with first degree murder in the beating death of Specialist John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, on November 30, 2013, on Fort Stewart.  Federal law provides that a murder occurring within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States is a federal crime.  Fort Stewart lies within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States. 
United States Attorney Edward Tarver stressed that an indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U. S. Attorneys Cameron Heaps Ippolito, Karl I. Knoche, and Tania D. Groover are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated April 13, 2015