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

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.

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