☷Fairfax Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Charges of Interfering and Assaulting Flight Attendant
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Fairfax Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Charges Of Interfering And Assaulting Flight Attendant PENSACOLA , FLORIDA – Last week , Kameron C . Stone , 30 , of Fairfax , Virginia , was sentenced to one year in federal prison for interfering with flight crew and assault by striking and wounding in special aircraft jurisdiction after pleading guilty on February 8 , 2022 . The sentence was announced by Jason R . Coody , United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida . “The safety and security of the traveling public and the professionals who provide this service are paramount , ” stated U . S . Attorney Coody . “Given the swift actions of the flight attendant , passengers and a Deputy United States Marshal , an incredibly dangerous situation was averted . Perilous acts such as this will be investigated by our law enforcement partners and vigorously prosecuted by this office . ” On April 16 , 2021 , Stone boarded a flight departing from Dulles International Airport in Virginia bound for Pensacola International Airport . During the flight , passengers noticed Stone was behaving obnoxiously and smelled strongly of alcohol . A flight attendant warned Stone on several occasions about his behavior , which included pretending to shoot at passengers , refusing to remain seated or wear a seatbelt , and reaching for the cockpit door . As the flight began its final descent , Stone approached the front of the aircraft and tried to open the cabin and cockpit doors . A flight attendant attempted to prevent Stone from opening the doors and , as a result , Stone pushed her , grabbed her shoulders , and shoved her into the galley wall , injuring her in the process . During the altercation , Stone successfully breached the main cabin door to the external portion of the plane , triggering the alarm and causing the pilots to declare an emergency with the Federal Aviation Administration . The flight attendant prevented Stone from fully opening the door while three passengers , to include an off - duty Deputy United States Marshal , subdued Stone until landing . FDLE Pensacola Regional Operations Center Special Agent in Charge Chris Williams said , “It is paramount that aviation employees and passengers can trust that the planes flying across our skies are safe and secure . ” “I am proud of the work of our members and our federal partners in ensuring that Stone is held to account for his actions . I hope this case and prison sentence will serve as a warning to anyone who would threaten the safety of those who work or travel in our skies . ”Stone’s prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release . The court ordered Stone to pay all civil penalties assessed by the Transportation Security Administration , as well as a fine of $7 , 500 . This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Florida Department of Law Enforcement , and the Pensacola Police Department . Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer H . Callahan prosecuted the case . The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General . To access available public court documents online , please visit the U . S . District Court for the Northern District of Florida website . For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office , Northern District of Florida , visit http://www . justice . gov/usao/fln/index . html .
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