Oklee man sentenced to five years in federal prison in connection to pipe bombs

Oklee man sentenced to five years in federal prison in connection to pipe bombs Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office

December 14, 2018 04:19 PM

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota announced Friday that a 41-year-old Oklee man has been sentenced to five years (60 months) in federal prison for illegally possessing unregistered destructive devices.

Eric James Reinbold was convicted of the charge in July following a three-day trial in federal court in Fergus Falls. He also received three years of supervised release when his prison sentence has concluded.

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Authorities accuse him of being responsible for pipe bombs, jugs of gunpowder, fuses and other bomb making material found on hunting land in Oklee in October, 2017.

A release Friday said a receipt for the fuses found in the plastic tote containing the material bore Reinbold's name and address.

And that a search of his home found material similar to that found on the hunting land, as well as hand-written notes related to manufacturing pipe bombs, making homemade explosives, the use of pipe bombs and diagrams of bombs matching the ones in the tote.

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