A Soldier Turned Criminal?

By: Gabriel E. Miller

On Wednesday, 22 year old United States Army soldier; SPC. Torian A. Davis was arrested on charges murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He is currently being detained in El Paso county Jail on a $1.1 million bound after a stabbing two people, and attacking another.

An official at Fort Bliss, where SPC. Davis was stationed, confirmed that he was apart of the 1st Armored Division. They haven’t released any other statements at this time.

According to the police, SPC. Davis stabbed two people in an apartment building on Saturday. Inside they were apparently drinking and doing drugs. The victims of the attack were 21 year old, SPC. Anthony Velasco and an unnamed 25 year old woman. SPC. Velasco had his throat slashed and the woman was stabbed. Police said that SPC. Davis had attacked them, “without any provocation”.

After the stabbings, police say that SPC. Davis left the apartment and randomly attacked 23 year old 1LT. Jared Abes, who had just happened to park his car in front of the apartment complex.

According to police, 1LT Abes, SPC. Velasco, and the unnamed woman were taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso. The woman died in the hospital, 1LT Abes was taken into the intensive care unit, and SPC. Velasco has already been discharged from the hospital.

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