Cuyahoga Falls man indicted for pipe bombs

Cuyahoga Falls man indicted for pipe bombs

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) - A four-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury charging a Cuyahoga Falls man with possessing five pipe bombs, a silencer, a machine gun and marijuana, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

David Dougherty, age 41, was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of destructive devices (five pipe bombs), possession of a firearm (the silencer), possession of a machine gun and one count of manufacturing of marijuana with intent to distribute.

According to the indictment, on October 20, 2012, Dougherty was arrested for possessing five destructive devices consisting of a pipe, end caps, explosive powder and a pyrotechnic fuse.  To make matters worse, the indictment indicates that he also had a silencer, a STEN 9 mm submachine gun with no serial number and marijuana in his possession.

Among other factors, Dougherty's prior criminal record will play a major part in his sentencing if he is found guilty.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Galvin  following investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Summit Count Bomb Squad and the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

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