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The Today File

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March 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Idaho man convicted in attempt to ‘dust’ low-flying crop-duster

The Associated Press

TWIN FALLS, Idaho  — A south-central Idaho man has been convicted of shooting at a crop-duster.

The Times-News reports that a jury on Thursday found 42-year-old Christopher V. Lewis, of Filer, guilty of felony discharging a firearm at an aircraft.

Prosecutors say the pilot told police he saw someone wielding a shotgun below him at about 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 24.

Authorities say that at about the same time someone called the spraying company, complaining that the pilot was flying too low over a home and threatening to “dust the pilot with his 10-gauge shotgun.”

Several witnesses say they saw Lewis standing outside his house with a shotgun. Another neighbor testified she heard four shots, walked outside and saw Lewis fire twice at the crop-duster.

Sentencing is set for May 5.

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