Florida Man Could Get 10 Years for Shooting Down a Police Drone (With an Illegally Possessed Rifle)
By Dan Zimmerman
Wendell Doyle Goney, 52, of Mount Dora, (Florida) pleaded guilty Thursday in Ocala federal court to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to court records. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 18.
Lake County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary at a 10-acre industrial property in July 2021 in Mount Dora, northwest of Orlando, according to a plea agreement.
As deputies used a $29,000 drone in the outdoor search, gunfire from a neighboring residential property caused it to crash into a metal roof and catch fire, prosecutors said.
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