Illinois man charged with possession of explosives - KMOV.com

Illinois man charged with possession of explosives

(KMOV.com) -- A Herrin, Illinois man has been charged with possession of a combination of parts intended for use to make explosive devices.

On April 20th, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Robert Allen Sloat, 51, for possession of materials to make explosive devices and possession of an unregistered destructive device.  According to authorities, the combination of parts could be intended for use to make a pipe bomb.  Among the parts were two galvanized pipes wrapped in duct tape, end caps, a can of gun powder and a fuse.

Sloat was originally charged on March 31st following a criminal complaint.  He is currently in custody.

Both charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, $250,000 fine, or both, and three years of supervised release.

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