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Thornton Man Pleads Guilty And Is Sentenced For Assaulting A Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – Evan Nathaniel Castle, age 24, of Thornton, Colorado, pled guilty to and was sentenced yesterday 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 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 2 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.


Updated June 22, 2015