Endwell Drone Protester Sentenced To Jail
A Broome County man has been sentenced to three months in a Syracuse-area jail in connection with a drone protest at Hancock Air National Guard Base.
79-year-old Jack Gilroy of Endwell was sentenced in Dewitt town court. In addition to the jail term, Gilroy was fined $1,000.
Gilroy was arrested in April 2013 as he and others protested the use of drones by the United States military.
Some of the high-tech aircraft are piloted from the Hancock facility in Onondaga County.
Gilroy was convicted in a jury trial of obstructing governmental administration and trespass.
The prosecutor in the case has sought a one-year jail sentence for Gilroy.