A female U.S. Army officer on Thursday became the second suspect arrested this week in connection with the death of an Army captain in Fort Bliss, Texas, according to reports.
Authorities identified the officer as Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster, 27, who was assigned to the 1st Panzer Division at Fort Bliss, located about seven miles from downtown El Paso.
They said Nelson-Royster was a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee vehicle she owned that repeatedly hit another vehicle early Sunday until the other vehicle rolled over and burst into flames, resulting in the occupant’s death.
“I’m going to die,” the victim, identified as Army Captain Malcolm Xavier Perry, 27, had told a 911 sender while being chased by the jeep, FOX 14 reported in El Paso.
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Nelson-Royster told authorities she and Perry had been in an on-and-off relationship for about five years, the report said.
The jeep was driven by a male suspect who was arrested Tuesday after fleeing the crime scene, the station reported. The suspect was identified as Richard Mustapha Sennessie, 23, according to a statement.
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Nelson-Royster reportedly told police that a fight broke out in a strip club after Perry, who was already at the nightclub, approached Nelson-Royster and Sennessie after they arrived together.
The woman was beaten at some point during the fight but did not know who hit her, she told police, the El Paso Times reported.
Perry then asked Nelson-Royster to accompany him to his home. When she arrived there, with Sennessie as her driver, they saw a group attack Perry, and then Sennessie got out of the Jeep and allegedly participated in the attack, it said, according to FOX 14.
At one point, Perry managed to escape from the group and drive into the vehicle, but Sennessie and Nelson-Royster followed him in the jeep, the statement said.
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Eventually, they overtook Perry, and Sennessie reportedly began using Nelson-Royster’s Jeep to hit Perry’s vehicle, FOX 14 reported.
Nelson-Royster was booked into El Paso County detention facility, FOX 14 reported.
Sennessie was booked into the same facility two days earlier on suspicion of murder and was detained on a $ 1 million bond, the station reported.