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    Army Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Belvoir Accused of More than 16 Allegations of Domestic Abuse, Assault

    Army Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Belvoir Accused of More than 16 Allegations of Domestic Abuse, Assault

    An lieutenant colonel assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at Belvoir, Virginia, was formally charged this month with 16 counts of domestic abuse and other violations under the Uniform Code of Justice, a charge sheet obtained by Military.com revealed.

    Lt. Col. Ashley R. Ellis was arraigned in a Fort Belvoir courtroom Feb. 20. The charge sheet details how he allegedly beat, harassed and emotionally abused his wife, doing so on two separate occasions in front of an unnamed child, over a nine-month period between late 2022 and mid-2023 in Chantilly, Virginia, approximately an hour from Fort Belvoir.

    The case was referred to general court-martial Feb. 1. “At the time of the charges, he was a network engineer assigned to the U.S. Army element at NGA,” a spokesperson from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency told Military.com in an email. The agency and the Army did not provide Ellis' full service record despite a request from Military.com.

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    On one occasion in October 2022, Ellis allegedly strangled his wife by wrapping an arm around her neck and took her phone from her, in front of a child. On a separate occasion about two months later in January 2023, he allegedly assaulted his wife again when he shoved her into a car and beat her chest and neck with his elbow.

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