Trump Supporter Who Punched and Kicked Arizona Protester Is in Air Force

Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway, who is stationed in Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault with injury, after he attacked the protester, officials said

A Donald Trump supporter accused of kicking and punching an Arizona protester at a rally on Saturday is a 14-year veteran of the Air Force, authorities confirmed Monday.

Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway, who is stationed in Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault with injury, after he attacked Bryan Sanders, who was protesting the event, officials said.

Sanders told NBC News that he was being escorted from the event when Pettway grabbed his sign, depicting Trump with the words, "Bad for America" scrolled across it, and threw it to the ground before unleashing a wave of punches and kicks on him.

"I stumble back, sucker punch.. and then you saw all hell break loose," Sanders said. "He's stomping me."

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