Ohio woman faces federal charge in Miss. airport incident

Published 4:16 am Sunday, May 4, 2008

An Ohio woman has been freed on $25,000 bond after pleading innocent to charges of causing a disturbance at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in January.

Kim Rochelle Watson of Toledo, Ohio, appeared this week before a federal magistrate in Gulfport. She pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and several misdemeanor charges after the confrontation at the airport checkpoint.

She faces up to five years in prison if convicted. Her trial is set for June 16.

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The woman’s husband, Eli Watson, and brother, Stephen Kemp, both from Toledo, were also arrested on misdemeanor charges stemming from the same incident.