Hays Man Sentenced For Making Pipe Bomb

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A 57-year-old Hays man is sentenced to 10 years in prison for building a pipe bomb that he attached to a truck owned by a man dating his ex-girlfriend.

Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker says Donald E. Parsons was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in December to one count of making a destructive device.

Lawrence police were called May 16, 2007, by a man who said he found a pipe bomb hanging from the bottom of his truck.

In the plea, Parsons said the intended victim was dating his ex-girlfriend and had moved in with her.

Investigators found tools used to construct the bomb at the home of Parsons' family in Ellis County. They also found Internet searches for bomb building and recovered footage from Westlake Hardware in Hays of Parsons buying the materials.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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