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Former tank commander Daniel Prime accused of child pornography somehow making things worse

After a tank commando nurse turned ER was arrested for allegedly taking nude photos of his girlfriend’s toddler daughter, the Iraq Freedom Campaign veteran dug himself himself down a deeper hole by threatening to kill the federal agent investigating the case, according to a new unsealed criminal complaint.

“This message is to let you know that you never thought you could outrun a damn tank commander, do you understand me?” Retired US Army employee, Sgt. Daniel W. Prime allegedly spoke in a lengthy voicemail message to the investigator. “You bastards of the Air Force. I promise you, try to put me back, it’s my destiny. ”

The Prime Minister warned, the lawsuit states, the agent of the Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) “made a terrible decision and it will cost you your career”. “But at least it won’t cost you your life, right? At least I hope it’s not.”

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The Prime Minister distributes school supplies to children at Nazik Al Malaika Primary School in Baghdad.

US Army photo by Sgt. Kaywon Jones, Special Forces Baghdad

Prime’s troubles began at Barksdale Air Force Base in northwestern Louisiana, where Prime’s then-girlfriend worked as a civilian contractor. In July 2020, Hunter Young, a special agent with Barksdale’s AFOSI detachment, interviewed Prime’s partner, Christy Stevenson, about some government equipment that was recently lost. During the interview, Stevenson told the agent that she had previously “noticeed some nude photos and videos of her toddler daughter on Prime’s phone.”

Barksdale Air Force Base has served as the site of a number of bizarre crimes in recent years, including a murder plot for hire has been foiled in which a young pilot plotted to kill her husband by mixing his energy drinks and snacks with a lethal dose of fentanyl. The installation also saw a unexplained increase in homicides on its basis, the senior leadership is alarming and astonishing.

Stevenson happened to have Prime’s phone, and gave it to Young. The Air Force then turned the case over to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. In December 2020, Prime was arrested at Shreveport regional airport and charged with state child pornography charges.

More than two years later, on January 5, 2022, Prime called Young, the Air Force’s original investigator, on a government-issued cell phone and “left a voicemail threatening to harm physically” him, according to the lawsuit.

“This message is for Agent Young and by Agent I mean special education agent, traitor, loser, bastard Young, this is Daniel Prime,” it began. “You miss me? We had that visit and you visited with Christy and then conveyed bullshit material and thought no one would find out. I guess you didn’t realize you were having sex with who… My name is Sgt. Daniel Prime M1A1 Abrams Tank commander decorated by a combat veteran…”

Prime then appeared to tell Young he had derogatory information about his past and promised to notify his inspector general with the dirty stuff, the lawsuit adds, adding that Prime had informed Young that he had “48 hours to find Christy Young and she was arrested. or I promise you I will hang you. ”

“Now I’ll be real with you,” Prime continued. “I found out four days ago that some of my five damn SFS (Security Team) friends would take care of you, and I ended it. I told my lawyer today, I asked him if I would be fine if I told you and he said it was up to me. My killing days are over. But you know I’ve never touched anything [sic] have done anything with child pornography. “

Later that day, Prime followed up with a series of text messages, according to the lawsuit. In it, Prime “alludes to acts of violence he may have committed, namely the fact that he has ‘broken the rules of engagement a million times to drain my blood of ’92 on my skull’ damn of a principal.’ Another said, “I don’t know how you’re going to get out of this unless you pull something. When I say you can’t fuck more, you literally can’t fuck more. .”

A man who answered the phone at Prime’s home in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was not at home when The Daily Beast called for comment. Hunter Young could not be contacted.

Contacted by phone, Prime’s ex-wife said she was well aware of the allegations, telling The Daily Beast, “We didn’t break up for great things, we’ve been divorced for a few years now. I myself have been the focus of some of his social media rants, so I’m just trying to stay away from it for now. “

Prime currently works as an itinerant ER nurse, according to his LinkedIn profile. In March 2020, shortly before disturbing photos and videos were discovered on his phone, Prime said he had accepted a 13-week contract to provide COVID-19 care to the patient. The New York City Department of Health “as part of the relief and reinforcement force is set to deploy on April 7 and April 13, 2020”.

“I will keep you posting the best I can, and thank you for any prayers and positive vibes you may send my way,” he wrote. “I love you mom, don’t worry.”

Prime’s profile also includes glowing reference letter from old military brass, who describes him as someone with “competitive spirit, energy and drive to achieve lofty goals”.

“His commitment to this country and its values ​​was reflected in pictures during and during his military service before, during, and after Operation Iraqi Freedom,” one of them said. they say.

In again, a retired Army Reserve colonel said that Prime supervisors, “year after year, recommend advertising [Prime] than peers and delegate responsibilities at a much higher level. ”

Prime is now charged with influence, obstruct, or retaliate against a federal official.

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