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Passenger who assaulted agents at US airport faces 26 years in prison

Passenger who assaulted agents at US airport faces 26 years in prison

A passenger who assaulted two Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers at Louisville International Airport in the United States will be charged again and could face a lengthy prison sentence. Kelvin R. The complaint against the passenger, identified as Portwood, was filed by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Michael A. Bennett and Special Agent in Charge Jody Cohen of the FBI’s Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

Portwood, 55, of Winchester, Kentucky, is accused of assaulting security screening personnel and resisting arrest, according to the indictment. On September 30, 2022, he was charged and arrested on criminal charges. The defendant appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky for a preliminary interview on October 2.

If convicted, Portwood Imprisonment of up to 26 years. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine the sentence based on local sentencing code guidelines and other factors relevant to the case.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, TSA, US Air Marshal Service and the Louisville Airport Police Department with assistance from the Clark Kentucky Sheriff’s Office and the Mount Sterling Police Department.

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