Man Arrested in Connection with Shutdown of Long Beach Airport Sentenced Today in Los Angeles Courtroom

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Corey Lamont Davis sentenced to 6 years for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Red Light, Green Light: A Social History of Crime and Crime in Los Angeles

The man arrested in connection with last month’s security threat shut down of Long Beach Airport was sentenced in conjunction with case No. BA 298824 today in a Los Angeles court room.

Corey Lamont Davis, 35, a Minnesota resident faced up to 16 years in prison after running out onto the tarmac at Long Beach Airport. Mr. Davis was arrested after fleeing security and running out onto the tarmac causing a major shut down of all air traffic at Long Beach Airport and an evacuation of passenger terminals. “My client was lucky he wasn’t killed after engaging in this kind of conduct post-911” said Mr. Davis’s defense attorney Jeffery K. Rubenstein. Mr. Davis was sentenced to 6 years in prison for possession of cocaine for sale.

The problem developed about 6 a.m. as a man, later identified as Davis, was being screened along with other passengers entering the terminal, said airport spokeswoman Sharon Diggs-Jackson. The screeners deemed the man "suspicious" and wanted to do a secondary screening, but he suddenly bolted and ran onto the tarmac, Diggs-Jackson said. Police arrested him near Bellflower Boulevard and Conant Street, just northeast of the airport. No weapons were found, said Long Beach police Officer Juan Gomez. But Davis allegedly had more than 2.2 pounds of cocaine on him when arrested.

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeffery Rubenstein is a former deputy district attorney practicing in West Los Angeles

He recently wrote the critically acclaimed article on the history of crime in Los Angeles “Red Light, Green Light: A Social History of Crime and Crime in Los Angeles”


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