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Husband wanted in Fort Bragg soldier's death

Posted July 15, 2016

Jason Earl Armstrong Jr.

— Federal authorities said Friday they are searching for the husband of a Fort Bragg soldier who was found dead on post two weeks ago.

Spc. Iris Armstrong, 24, was killed in her home in the Nijmegen Community government housing area at Fort Bragg on July 1, and Army investigators found her body five days later. Authorities haven't said how she died.

Jason Earl Armstrong Jr., 27, has been charged with murder in her death. The FBI said Friday that he was seen using his wife's debit card at an ATM on July 1.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Jason Armstrong's arrest. He is described as being 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and 150 to 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Armstrong has ties to Columbia, S.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Amarillo, Texas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Iris Armstrong, of Columbia, S.C., was a human resources specialist assigned to the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade.


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  • Derril Salter Jul 15, 2016
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    Since it happened on Ft. Bragg property, there will be a lot of feds looking for this guy.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jul 15, 2016
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    Any expert suggestions on how law enforcement should apprehend this guy? Lets get them educated before they find him so there are no misunderstandings. (Dan)