TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A Topeka man has pleaded guilty to making a pipe bomb, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
36 year-old Joseph Rogers pleaded guilty to one count of making a destructive device. In his plea, he admitted that on Nov. 12, 2012, officers of the Topeka Police Department stopped him and co-defendant 29 year old Kyle Roe of Topeka.
Roe was immediately taken into custody on an active felony warrant. Roe told police that he had a bomb in his pocket.
When Rogers was interviewed, he told investigators that he had constructed explosive devices for the entertainment value. Rogers talked about using PVC pipe, wrapped in tape and filled with smokeles powder removed from ammunition.
Rogers is set for sentencing Jan. 27th. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Co-defendant Kyle Rogers pleaded to one count of possessing a destructive device.
He is set for sentencing Nov. 26th. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.