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Man to plead guilty to taking, wrecking plane in Md.

A homeless man is pleading guilty to stealing a single-engine airplane he later crashed.

As part of a deal with prosecutors, 51-year-old Calvin Cox is pleading guilty Thursday in Frederick County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree burglary. In return, the state would drop the remaining charges, Cox would be sentenced to nine months in jail and he would undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Cox was arrested in December in the woods near Frederick Municipal Airport after a Piper Super Cub was found upended in the grass along a runway.

Police say Cox stole the plane from a hangar in a failed attempt to fly away from Frederick.

Cox's former wife had obtained a protective order 10 days earlier after claiming he was a dangerous schizophrenic who wouldn't leave her alone.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Updates  
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I want to get away! I wanna flyyy awayeee!

Posted by: steampunk | April 22, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

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