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Details emerge in Ft. Campbell officer's stalking case

10:31 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
Colonel Darin Haas
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New details are emerging in the stalking case against an Army officer at Fort Campbell. Police say Colonel Darin Haas threatened to kill his ex-wife in text messages.

Colonel Haas managed the sexual harassment and assault response program. On Wednesday, his ex-wife Alissa Owen told police that Haas had been sending her threatening text messages since November 2011, shortly before their divorce became final.

Fort Campbell leaders removed Haas from his position Thursday. He faces charges for aggravated stalking and violating a restraining order.

The arrest comes as the Pentagon investigates the ever-growing problem of sexual assault in the US military.

Friday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefed the media on a meeting he had with President Obama to fix the problem. Hagel said everyone in the US military tied with the sexual abuse offices will undergo re-certification.

"This is going to take all of us. The problem will be solved here in this institution, and we will fix it, and we will do everything we need to do to fix it," said Hagel. "There was not a military leader in that room that's not completely committed to that."

Hagel said the president will hold him accountable to fix the problem and make the necessary changes.

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