Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Memorial Service For SrA Clinton Reeves Held At Elmendorf; A1C James D. Thomas Remains In Jail

On May 14th, 2012, a memorial service for SrA Clinton Reeves was held at Chapel One on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Although the ceremony was not open to the public or the news media, the chapel was packed with those who wanted to honor Reeves. Reeves' body was found in Eagle River on May 8th, and police believe he's a murder victim, although they've only charged A1C James D. Thomas with evidence tampering so far. KTVA Channel 11 also has a story.

Reeves was posthumously awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal for distinguished service as a fuel specialist; he was one of the few deemed competent and trusted enough to refuel Air Force One when it arrived on base. Air Force officials also presented Reeves' parents, Judy Davis and Terry Reeves, with Reeves’ dog tags. JBER Public Affairs has made a video of portions of the memorial service available:

The Help Find Airman Clinton Reeves Facebook page says that a longer video will be available sometime on May 15th.

As for A1C James D. Thomas, a friend of Reeves assigned to the 703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Case No. 3AN-12-04447CR shows he's still charged with six counts of felony evidence tampering. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, with an additional requirement for a third-party custodian. His next hearing is scheduled for June 21st.

Anchorage homicide detectives are still looking for a black pleather love seat believed to have been dropped off near the Club Apartments, on the 5800 block of Lake Otis Parkway, between April 20th and April 23rd. It's the same one Thomas claimed to have cleaned and disposed of after he said an unknown gunman abducted a bloodied Reeves from his apartment. Anchorage Police are also investigating a house on Town Park Circle in Eagle River where Thomas lived until recently.

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