An Indiana National Guardsman arrested on Interstate 70 in January with homemade bombs and bomb parts in his car was sentenced on Friday to two years in federal prison, during a hearing before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James L. Graham.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 44, pleaded guilty in April to possessing nine fully assembled unregistered destructive devices and four unregistered destructive devices with parts designed for conversion into bombs.
A destructive device is one capable of causing property damage and personal injury or death. Federal law requires destructive devices be registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart.
Boguslawski admitted in his plea agreement with federal prosecutors that his Moores Hill, Ind. home contained parts to assemble 20 more bombs.
“Boguslawski’s bomb-builder lifestyle presents an extreme danger to the public,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dana Peters and Salvador Dominguez said.
As part of his plea agreement, Boguslawski provided statements about activities related to his bomb making and agreed to forfeit the bombs and components.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper stopped Boguslawski for speeding on Jan. 1 as the man traveled home from a holiday visit in Pennsylvania.
Although he denied having weapons in the vehicle, the trooper spotted a handgun between Boguslawski’s legs and called for back-up.
Boguslawski initially told troopers he worked at an Indiana National Guard center near Butlerville and used the explosives for training purposes.
Boguslawski was held in Tri-County Regional Jail on state charges until March 3 when federal authorities took the case.
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