Man arrested for pointing laser at medical helicopter

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Roger Dean Bennett

A local man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21, after law enforcement officials say he pointed a laser at a medical helicopter.

Roger Dean Bennett, 50, of Herb McKinney Road, Bakersville, was arrested and charged with an offense against public safety after a report by people aboard the WINGS helicopter say he pointed a laser beam at the craft as it was flying over Herb McKinney Road. 

Bennett’s bond was set at $15,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 12.