Passenger denied US Airways flight, kicks officer, resists arrest

Passenger denied US Airways flight, kicks officer, resists arrest

Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

Passenger denied US Airways flight, kicks officer, resists arrest

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 9:16 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Florida woman is facing charges after she was denied access onto a US Airways flight, according to a police report.

The incident happened last week at Charlotte Douglas Airport.  According to the report, a flight representative told authorities Tricia Nelson, 27, of Riverview Florida, appeared to be intoxicated and they denied her access onto the flight.

Authorities said they told Nelson she would need to leave multiple times, but she refused.  The report goes on to state that Nelson continuously  argued with officers; when they attempted to place her into custody she pulled away and they took her down to the ground.

Officials said she continued to resist arrest even as they had her on the ground, according to the report Nelson began kicking an officer in the chest several times.

She was eventually placed into custody.  Nelson is charged with misdemeanor assault on an official, misdemeanor resisting an officer, misdemeanor intoxicated and disruptive behavior. 

Nelson’s bond amount was set to $8,000. She’s scheduled to appear in court December 13, 2013.

 

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