An Arlington man is facing a felony prohibited weapon charge, after an fireworks experiment turned deadly.
An emotional Bryce Reed walked into court surrounded by his family and friends. The former paramedic from West came to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb, and trying to hide the components.
A former paramedic in the Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in a pipe bomb case that isn’t linked to the blast.
A former West paramedic is expected to plead guilty after being accused of collecting materials for a pipe bomb, in a case unrelated to the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
Through his attorney, Jonathan Sibley, the 31 year old pleaded not guilty to possessing a destructive device. Sibley disputes federal prosecutors’ accusations Reed had chemicals, metals, and other equipment to make a pipe-bomb.
A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm including components to make a pipe bomb.
A witness told police they saw Michael Johnson set a bucket between his neighbor’s cars, light it and return to his parent’s house.
Authorities say a pipe bomb was found at a North Texas house during a garage sale.