Sentencing in Pipe Bomb Case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A 29-year-old Topeka man who was caught with a pipe bomb is going to prison for two years and nine months.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says Kyle Roe was sentenced Tuesday in federal court, where he pleaded guilty in September to receiving and possessing a pipe bomb. He had faced a maximum 10-year term.

Roe was arrested on an active felony warrant in November 2012 after Topeka police stopped a car in which he was riding.

Roe admitted telling the officers that he had a bomb in his pocket. Investigators said the device could have injured or killed anyone nearby if it exploded.

The car’s driver, 36-year-old Topeka resident Joseph Rogers, pleaded guilty last month to making the bomb. He also faces up to 10 years at his January sentencing.