A federal judge sentenced a Clovis woman to two years in prison and three years supervised release for aiming a laser pointer at a law enforcement aircraft almost two years ago.
Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill sentenced Jennifer Lorraine Coleman, 24, on Monday. Coleman and her boyfriend, Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, were both convicted by a federal jury after a three-day trial in Fresno in December.
Coleman and Rodriguez used a high‑powered laser pointer to repeatedly strike the cockpit of a Fresno police helicopter during a summer night in 2012. Air 1 had responded to the apartment complex where Coleman and Rodriguez lived near the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport to investigate laser strike reports on Air George, an emergency transport helicopter for Children's Hospital of Central California.