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Georgia Man Charged with Shooting Patrol Helicopter

June 13, 2014  | 

A Talbot County, Ga., man made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court Thursday after he allegedly shot at and damaged a Georgia State Patrol helicopter Wednesday.

James Fryer, 59, has been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with destruction of an aircraft. He has pleaded not guilty, his court-appointed attorney, David Helmick told the Ledger-Enquirer.

In an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint against Fryer, an FBI agent says that Fryer admitted to firing three rounds from a shotgun into the air while a helicopter was overhead, but denies that he ever aimed the weapon at the aircraft.

After landing the helicopter's flight crew discovered damage to both its main rotors.

The patrol helicopter was in Talbot County on Wednesday as part of the Georgia Governor's Marijuana Eradication Task Force.

Tags: Helicopters, Georgia State Patrol


Comments (4)

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Nightstalker @ 6/14/2014 8:51 PM

They should take his stupid ass up in a helicopter and drop him on the ground but no some would say thats to mean so lets have some more cops get killed because he likes to shoot and have fun!!!!!

Richard Hightower @ 6/16/2014 6:21 AM

I would like to know more about this case. Was the helicpoter hovering over the person? If so, why?

S.S. @ 6/16/2014 9:10 AM

Who gives a sh*t if it was hovering over him! So you shoot at a helicoptor 3 x's. Yeah! That's reasonable. Stupid question R.H.

dif @ 6/30/2014 10:21 AM

Richard are you retarded...who gives a damn no right to endanger an aircraft you completr moron

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