Man charged with theft following small plane crash

ATHENS, Texas (AP) - Police say an east Texas man charged with
stealing a small plane he crashed Wednesday claims he bought it
online.
Athens Municipal Airport workers saw the plane flying low and
erratically and called its owner, who said he hadn't given
permission for someone else to fly it. Athens police Sgt. Don
Yarbrough says the plane crashed in a field.
Yarbrough says Joshua Paul Calhoun started to leave in his truck
but stepped out of the moving vehicle toward police when he saw
them.
Police say the 25-year-old Brownsboro man claims he wired
$52,000 to someone he encountered online to buy the $250,000
Bonanza 836.
Yarbrough also says the man Calhoun claimed flew the aircraft
has been dead for months.
Calhoun suffered minor injuries and was jailed.


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