Lubbock man admits to lewd, obscene acts aboard flight

A 26-year-old Lubbock man has agreed to plead responsible to appearing lewdly on a flight from Dallas to Lubbock final month.

Julion Deshaud Immanuel Morris is anticipated to plead responsible in federal courtroom to a depend of committing lewd, indecent or obscene acts on an plane and to a depend of possession of cocaine. The first offense is a misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to 90 days in jail. Possession of cocaine carries a punishment of up to a yr in jail.

Court information present he has been held in custody since his March 29 arrest.

Morris’ was arrested on the Preston Smith International Airport, the place Lubbock International Airport cops responded to reviews of indecent publicity on a flight.

Officers spoke with a 25-year-old lady who sat throughout from Morris in the identical row of the Southwest Airlines flight they took from Dallas to Lubbock. Four empty seats separated the 2.

The lady mentioned as their flight descended, she noticed Morris “messing around with his crotch while he was looking at her,” a possible trigger affidavit states.

She mentioned she acquired scared and appeared away however appeared again to be certain she wasn’t imagining issues and noticed Morris pull out his genitals and started masturbating whereas looking at her, in accordance to courtroom paperwork.

The lady mentioned the sight frightened her and he or she started to cry. She mentioned she appeared away and referred to as a flight attendant who took her to a unique row and stayed along with her.

Officers famous the lady was visibly upset when she recounted the occasions on the flight and advised officers she was afraid Morris would hurt her once they landed.

Morris initially denied the obscene conduct and blamed it on a wardrobe malfunction, telling officers that his pants by some means unzipped and uncovered his erection.

However, officers arrested Morris for indecent publicity and through a list search present in his pockets two clear plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance that examined optimistic for cocaine.

During an interview the subsequent day with Homeland Security brokers, Morris ultimately admitted to his obscene conduct and mentioned he needed to apologize to the lady on the flight. He additionally admitted to possessing the medication in his pockets, saying they had been outdated and he hadn’t used cocaine shortly.

Morris is about to seem May 6 to enter a responsible plea earlier than U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant.

This article initially appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock man admits to lewd, obscene acts aboard flight

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