Fort Campbell soldier jailed in base stabbing

CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee (BestGrowthStock) – A Fort Campbell soldier was jailed on Thursday after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a military policeman.

Staff Sgt. Ian J. Kriebel, 35, who was shot by the policeman during the altercation, was released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and booked Thursday into the Christian County Jail, a few miles north of the post.

The military policeman, whose name has not been released, remains at Vanderbilt with non-life threatening injuries, according to Kelly DeWitt, spokeswoman for Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division.

The charges, filed under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, allege Kriebel flagged down the policeman and stabbed him repeatedly with a knife in the neck and upper torso.

Kreibel is on his second hitch in the Army, according to DeWitt. He served for about ten years through the early 2000s, then re-enlisted in 2006. Stationed at Fort Campbell since May, he is a fire support specialist.

The incident remains under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command.

(Reporting by Tim Ghianni, Edited by Mary Wisniewski and Greg McCune)

Fort Campbell soldier jailed in base stabbing