Airman sentenced in Osan assault
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — An airman who pleaded guilty to punching a fellow airman in the face during an episode of drunken and disorderly behavior was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and reduction to the military’s lowest pay grade, E-1.
Senior Airman Jamie Blevins of the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron drew the sentence after pleading guilty to assault and drunken and disorderly conduct.
Blevins was court-martialed here before Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Dillow, military judge for the Pacific Circuit, based at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Blevins opted to be tried by judge rather than a jury.
The charges stemmed from a Feb. 25 incident at Osan Air Base in which Blevins was using profanity, talking loudly and otherwise being disorderly near the airman dorms.
Several airmen tried to quiet Blevins and have him go to his room.
Blevins punched one of the airmen, who was taken to a hospital for a cut to the head.
The Air Force charged Blevins March 22.
After sentencing, he was driven to the U.S. military’s jail at nearby Camp Humphreys.