3 W.Va. men who pointed laser at plane avoid jail
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Three Martinsburg men will spend a year on probation for pointing a laser at an aircraft.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld says in a news release that the 20-year-old defendants also must perform 120 hours of community service.
Ihlenfeld says the defendants admitted a laser pointer at an aircraft near the Martinsburg Airport in July. He didn’t identify them.
Each defendant entered into a pretrial diversion agreement. Ihlenfeld says he reserves the right to prosecute the men if they violate the conditions of their agreements.