U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced that Joseph E. Rogers, 36 of Topeka, has been sentenced to a year and one day for making a pipe bomb.
Rogers pleaded guilty to one count of 'making a destructive device'. In his plea, Rogers admitted that on November 12, 2012, Topeka Police officers stopped him and co-defendant Kyle C. Roe, who was taken into custody on an active felony warrant. Roe told the police that he had a bomb in his pocket.
Rogers told investigators that he had constructed explosive devices for the entertainment value and talked about using PVC pipe, wrapped with tape and filled with smokeless powder removed from ammunition.
Roe was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.
Posted by Greg Palmer