FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - An Army sergeant from Montgomery County who was shot during a fight at Fort Campbell has been charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly stabbing a military police officer, officials said Thursday.
The fight broke out Tuesday when Staff Sgt. Ian J. Kriebel flagged down a military police officer who was on patrol, the military said in a statement. Kriebel and the officer began to fight, and Kriebel stabbed the officer "repeatedly with a knife" in the neck and upper torso, the statement said.
The military police officer shot Kriebel once during the altercation. The male officer, who was not identified, remains hospitalized in stable condition. Kriebel, of Oaks, is in military custody.
Kriebel was charged Wednesday and faces a court-martial.
Kriebel joined the Army in 2006 and in 2010 arrived at Fort Campbell, where he is a fire support specialist.
He was serving in Iraq in 2007 when he was quoted in a newspaper article about soldiers being wary of roadside bombs, despite a recent decrease in violence in Baghdad.
Kriebel told Stars and Stripes that soldiers "still need to treat every car like it is a threat because you never really know."
The military police officer is assigned to the 163d Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade.
Fort Campbell officials said the altercation was being investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., said Thursday that he could not comment on what might have caused the fight between Kriebel and the officer. Grey said he did not know if an attorney has been assigned to Kriebel.