The US charges a man who threatened to shoot down a plane at Walmart 

An airport worker who flew a stolen plane over North Mississippi and threatened to crash into a Walmart is now facing federal charges against the state.

An airport worker who flew a stolen plane randomly over North Mississippi and threatened to crash into a Walmart is now meeting federal charges against the state.

Corey Wayne Patterson, 29, of Shannon, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday on federal charges of destroying an airplane and threats to destroy aircraft, court records show 

Conviction on the first charge carries a jail term of up to 20 years, and on the second charge up to five years. 

In the early morning hours of September 3, Patterson drove a twin-engine Beechcraft KingAir C90A from an airport in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he was refueling planes, police said.

He hovered over indifferent Mississippians for five hours before safely ending the flight in a soybean field near Ripley, Mississippi, where police suspended him. 

Patterson made a brief impression Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders in Oxford 

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