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Georgia Man Charged Federally with Disrupting a Delta Flight Resulting in Diversion to Oklahoma City

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, STEPHON JAMAR DUNCAN, of Atlanta, Georgia, was charged in federal court with one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

According to the Complaint, on June 11, 2021, Duncan caused a disturbance on Delta Flight #1730, forcing the flight to be diverted to Oklahoma City.  If convicted, Duncan faces up to twenty years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine, followed by three years of supervised release.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Oklahoma City Field Office and the Oklahoma City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matt Dillon and Travis Smith are prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Reference is made to public records for more information.

Updated June 15, 2021