November 16, 2022

Cory Patterson, The Man Who Threatened To Crash Plane Into Tupelo Walmart, Has Died In Federal Custody

Morgan Howard

Source: Tupelo Police Department

According to WTVA, the man accused of threatening to crash a plane into a Tupelo Walmart died in federal custody yesterday (November 14).

The Federal Bureau of Prisons gave a statement to WTVA saying,

“On Monday, November 14, 2022, at approximately 1:20 p.m., inmate Cory Patterson was found unresponsive at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) Miami in Miami, Florida. Responding staff immediately initiated life-saving measures. Staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued. Mr. Patterson was subsequently pronounced deceased by EMS personnel.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshals Service were notified. No staff or other inmates were injured and at no time was the public in danger.

Mr. Patterson was a 29-year-old male who arrived at FDC Miami on November 10, 2022, under pretrial status.

FDC Miami is an administrative security facility and currently houses 1,082 male and female offenders.”

Cory Patterson was charged with grand larceny and making terroristic threats after stealing a plane and threatening to crash it into the Tupelo Walmart.

He eventually landed the plane in a field and was arrested.

Patterson had worked as a lineman for Tupelo Aviation for 10 years but was not believed to be a licensed pilot. He had some flight instruction before.



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