Sun, May 07, 2006
For all the hysteria and
critical attention given to GA security issues over the last few
years, little of it seems to have made an impression on Tennessee
A 16 year old man, Nathan Frost, arrested for a theft last
February in which he stole an aircraft and flew it from
Shelbyville, TN, to Eagleville, escaped a prison term and was
instead given probation.
As Aero-News reported February
4, Nathan Wayne Frost was a busy guy on the night of
February 1. After an argument with another teen over his
girlfriend, Frost stole a feed truck, drove to the Shelbyville
Airport and commandeered the aircraft.
The 16-year-old then circled over his girlfriend's home, scaring
residents (but wowing police officers) with his aerial antics
before finally landing in Murfreesboro and making a run for it...
to a fast food restaurant.
"The kid was a good pilot," said Rutherford County Sheriff's
Deputy Scott Daniel to the Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal.
By pleading guilty to charges of reckless endangerment, all
other charges against Frost were dismissed.
Frost pleaded guilty to charges of reckless endangerment and
evading arrest shortly after the crime and as part of the agreement
reached with prosecutors, will have to perform only 100 hours of
community service work and will be barred from applying for a
pilot's license until he reaches the age of 18. The Judge also
ordered Frost to avoid those people he buzzed with the airplane,
during the theft.
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