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Man gets prison for shooting at Guard copter

Jan. 23, 2013 - 01:46PM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 23, 2013 - 01:46PM  |  
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ALEXANDRIA, La. — A Sikes man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for shooting at a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter during a drug surveillance operation.

U.S. District Judge Dee Drell on Wednesday sentenced 62-year-old Lamar Kelly to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

In September, a jury convicted Kelly of charges he fired at the helicopter while it was helping state and local law-enforcement officers conduct an August 2010 aerial search of an area in Winn Parish where marijuana was suspected of being grown.

Nobody was injured in the shooting, and no bullet holes were found in the helicopter.

Investigators recovered a semiautomatic handgun that Kelly allegedly used to shoot at the chopper.

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