Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fort Hood soldiers charged after attempted alien smuggling on September 11

On October 9, 2014, the seven-count indictment was unsealed against three Fort Hood soldiers for smuggling, transporting and harboring illegal aliens. It charges active-duty U.S. Army soldiers Eric Alexander Rodriguez, 20, Brandon Troy Robbins, 20, and Christopher David Wix, 21.

The indictment was unsealed upon the arrests of Rodriguez, Robbins and Wix at Fort Hood in Texas. All three soldiers are privates, serving in the 1st Cavalry Division's 215th Brigade Support Battalion. Eric Alexander Rodriguez is an ammunition specialist, Christopher David Wix is an automated logistical specialist and Brandon Troy Robbins is a vehicle transport operator.

They are facing criminal charges for one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor aliens, and six counts of transporting aliens.