Doug Hughes, the Florida mailman who flew his gyrocopter through restricted airspace and onto the U.S. Capitol grounds earlier this week, was released from jail on Thursday, but was placed in home detention while he faces charges
Hughes was charged with flying an unlicensed gyrocopter, which is a felony, and with violation national defense airspace, which is a misdemeanor. He could face up to three years in prison for the felony charge and up to one year for the misdemeanor, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was also barred from returning to Washington, D.C. or operating an aircraft.
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