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City Man Who Shot at Oklahoma City Police
Helicopter in Flight to Serve 46 Months in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – MICHAEL P. McMICHAEL, 19, from Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 46 months in prison for being a habitual user of methamphetamine unlawfully in possession of a firearm, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

McMichael was originally indicted by a federal grand jury on January 18, 2011, and charged with shooting at an Oklahoma City Police helicopter while in flight on June 25 or 26, 2010, damaging the vertical stabilizer bar of the aircraft. McMichael eventually pled guilty on April 11, 2011, to a superseding information charging him with being a habitual user of methamphetamine unlawfully in possession of a firearm.

At the sentencing hearing today, Judge Heaton specifically found that McMichael shot at an Oklahoma City Police helicopter while in flight prior to imposing the 46 month prison term.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Sengel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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