Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Missouri man sentenced for shooting at crop dusting plane • Man angry plane interrupted his day-time sleep, court documents say

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —A southwest Missouri man faces more than six years in prison for shooting at a small aircraft he claimed was interfering with his sleep.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said in a release that David Leroy Dickenson, 39, of Miller, was sentenced Tuesday to six and a half years in prison without parole.  Dickenson also has to pay the aircraft owner about $17,500.

Dickenson pleaded guilty last year to destruction of an aircraft.

Court documents show that in December 2014 Dickenson was angry that a low-flying plane spraying herbicide was interrupting  his day-time sleep. He went outside with a shotgun and shot at the plane.

The pilot wasn't injured, and safely landed the plane, which had several buckshot holes in it.

Source:  http://www.kmbc.com

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