A female U.S. Army official on Thursday became the second suspect arrested this week in connection with the death of an Army captain at Fort Bliss in Texas, according to reports.
Authorities identified officer Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster, 27, assigned to the 1st Armored Division in Fort Bliss, located about seven miles from downtown El Paso.
They said Nelson-Royster was a passenger inside a Jeep Cherokee vehicle he owned that repeatedly exploded another vehicle early Sunday until the second vehicle rolled over and exploded, resulting in the death of the occupant.
“I will die,” the victim, identified as Army Capt. Malcolm Xavier Perry, 27, was reported to a 911 dispatcher while being chased by a Jeep, El Paso FOX 14 reported.
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Nelson-Royster told authorities he and Perry had had an on-and-off relationship for five years, the report said.
The Jeep was driven by a male suspect who was arrested on Tuesday after fleeing the crime scene, the station reported. That suspect was identified as Richard Mustapha Sennessie, 23, according to an affidavit.
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Nelson-Royster told police the fight broke out at a strip club after Perry, who was already in the nightclub, approached Nelson-Royster and Sennessie after they were together.
The woman was punched for several hours during the fight but did not know who hit her, she told police, the El Paso Times reported.
Perry then asked Nelson-Royster to follow him to his home. When he got there, with Sennessie as his driver, they saw a group attacking Perry, and then Sennessie got out of the Jeep and allegedly joined the attack, the affidavit said, according to FOX 14
At some point, Perry was able to escape the group and drive in his vehicle, but Sennessie and Nelson-Royster followed him in the Jeep, the affidavit said.
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They later caught up with Perry and Sennessie allegedly started using Nelson-Royster’s Jeep in Perry’s vehicle, FOX 14 reported.
Nelson-Royster was booked at the El Paso County Detention Facility, FOX 14 reported.
Sennessie was booked at the same facility two days earlier on suspicion of murder and held on $ 1 million bond, the station reported.