MIAMI, Fla. (CW69 News at 10)  – A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man with assaulting an Assistant United States Attorney and threatening to assault and kill him, according to a statement from the Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s office.

According to court documents, on November 7, 2019, a jury returned a verdict in a separate case finding Tavorris Wilkins, 33, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, guilty of multiple federal charges. As the members of the jury were exiting the courtroom, Wilkins picked up a chair at his table and threw it at the Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting his case, barely missing him, alleges the indictment.

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Multiple Deputy United States Marshals tackled Wilkins and attempted to restrain him. It is alleged that while this occurred, Wilkins threatened to kill and assault the Assistant United States Attorney.

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The indictment is only an allegation. Wilkins is innocent until such time that he is proven guilty.  If convicted, Wilkins faces a maximum sentence of (20) years’ imprisonment.

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