A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against a man who was accused of assaulting another person on Carnival Ecstasy.
Timothy Dean Hill is accused of assaulting a person identified in the indictment as B.J., according to court documents. Hill is charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury while within the maritime and territorial jurisdiction of South Carolina. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
The alleged assault occurred on February 27, according to the indictment. That was the final day of a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas, with the Ecstasy arriving in Charleston early the next morning.
The indictment does not provide further details about Hill or the alleged incident. A Carnival Corporation spokeswoman and the U.S. Attorney in charge of the case could not immediately be reached for comment.
Hill is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge on August 25 in federal court in Charleston.
For reports on other Carnival Ecstasy ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com