Woman Allegedly Has Husband Shoot Her To Avoid Getting Deployed
A female military soldier and her husband in Louisiana have allegedly gone to outrageous extremes to avoid being deployed.
A woman trying to avoid an Air Force deployment to Asia had her husband shoot her before lying to investigators that an intruder was to blame, Bossier City police said.
Mark Natale, a police spokesman, said Staff Sgt. Judy Groomes, 25, was treated for wounds on both of her legs from one round from a handgun fired by her husband, Staff Sgt. Christopher Tyquan Groomes (pictured), 26. Both are active military based at nearby Barksdale Air Force Base.
Maj. Bryan Purtell, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs officer, said Judy Groomes is assigned to the 2nd Logistics Squadron Inbound Receiving Section, and was scheduled to deploy to Southwest Asia in the coming months.
Police said Groomes allegedly claimed an intruder shot her early Friday while her husband and two children slept. Police responded to their home at about 3:30 a.m. She told investigators the alleged intruder fled out a back door on foot.
But police said an investigation found that she convinced her husband to shoot her to avoid military service.
Christopher Groomes was later arrested on a gun charge and booked into the Bossier City Jail. Judy Groomes was issued a summons on a criminal mischief charge for allegedly filing a false police report.
Wow. Our soldiers just may have the most difficult job in America. We can never show enough appreciation for all that they do.
Would you do this for your significant other if they asked?
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