Talpa man pleads not guilty to charges of shooting at crop-dusting plane

POSTED: 9:13 PM Oct 04 2012   UPDATED: 12:04 PM Oct 05 2012
crop dusting
SAN ANGELO, Texas -

A man who is facing charges of shooting at a crop-dusting plane plead not guilty in San Angelo federal court.

James R. Cate, 68, of Talpa, is charged with firing a rifle and hitting a crop duster that was spraying a field near his home.

A federal indictment said at least one round struck the plane. His exact charges are damaging an airplane.

A trial date for Cate has been set for Nov. 5 in San Angelo federal court.

Cate is free on bail.