Sunday, October 09, 2005

A real winner: Man Indicted On Charges Of Firing At Helicopter

"NEW ORLEANS -- A man who allegedly fired a weapon at a rescue helicopter in the days following Hurricane Katrina's hit on New Orleans has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Wendell Bailey, 20, of New Orleans, was charged with firearms possession by a felon and firing upon a military aircraft. The grand jury accused Bailey of shooting through the window of his apartment as a helicopter flew over his neighborhood. Authorities said they found two revolvers and a box of ammunition under a mattress in his apartment. The charges carry up to 30 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. Authorities said Bailey had been previously convicted of cocaine distribution."

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