Leon was jailed in Butler County, then moved to Mississippi County, Mo. Now, he's been taken to the St. Louis area, held for illegally entering the United States, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Federal authorities must determine if Leon should be charged or simply deported.
So far no federal charges have been filed against him.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command tells Heartland News they did not shoot the plane down because the pilot did not appear to pose any specific kind of threat to any structure or population.
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