US: Man assaults Spirit Airlines staff

Denver, July 3 : A 24-year-old man named Evan Nathaniel Castle of Thornton, Colorado, pled guilty to and was sentenced on Monday for misdemeanor assault of a Spirit Airlines flight attendant, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle announced on Tuesday.

On April 8, 2013, Castle was a passenger on Spirit Airlines Flight 562 en route from Las Vegas, Nevada to Denver International Airport.

During the flight, Castle was served several alcoholic drinks. He then became loud and used profane language, and he physically harassed one of the flight attendants.

As a result of his conduct, Castle was sentenced to serve two years' probation and ordered to attend alcohol counseling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Castle was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Allison, Chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office Criminal Division.

--IBNS (Posted on 03-07-2013)

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