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Spot Lighting Military Aircraft Lands One in Jail

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 08 2020 4:44 PM

On Tuesday, October 6th, at approximately 1030PM  the Dale County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject shining a laser and high powered spotlight at military aircraft operating in and around Carins Army Airfield.

The subject was shining a high powered spotlight into the cockpits of the aircraft as they were in the traffic pattern outside of Carins Airfield. The DCSO Aviation Unit launched an aircraft to the area to attempt to locate the subject. While the DCSO aircraft was on final approach for the airfield the crew was hit with a bright spotlight illuminating the cockpit.

The crew immediately took action and located the suspect behind a residence near the airfield. The pilot landed the aircraft near the suspect’s residence as the suspect began to flee on foot. The TFO (Tactical Flight Officer) was able to exit the aircraft and began to chase the subject on foot into a wooded area.

The TFO Deputy took the suspect in to custody and he was turned over to deputies on the  ground.


We have arrested and charged Jacob Moseley with Obstructing Governmental Operations. He was transported to the Dale County Jail and has since posted bond.


The case has been referred to the FAA and FBI for further prosecution.  

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