TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison on one count of making a destructive device.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office says Monday that 36-year-old Joseph E. Rogers of Topeka acknowledged that he had built a pipe bomb for entertainment purposes. Grissom says Rogers talked about using plastic pipe wrapped in tape and filled with smokeless powder removed from ammunition.
Rogers was stopped and arrested Nov. 12, 2012, along with 30-year-old co-defendant Kyle C. Roe, who told police that he had a bomb in his pocket.
Roe was taken into custody on an active felony warrant and later sentenced in December 2013 to 33 months in prison for possession of an explosive device.