Cuyahoga Falls man found with pipe bombs admits guilt in federal court

From Staff Reports Published:

A Cuyahoga Falls man is awaiting sentencing in federal court after admitting to unlawfully having five pipe bombs, a silencer and a machine gun.

David A. Dougherty, 41, is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3 in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio (Akron) by Judge Christopher A. Boyko.

Dougherty, indicted by a federal grand jury last November, changed his plea to guilty Jan. 17 to all four counts in the indictment.

He 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 a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

Dougherty was arrested Oct. 20 at his Washington Avenue home when paramedics called police for help with an unruly patient. Dougherty allegedly had five destructive devices consisting of a pipe, end caps, explosive powder and a pyrotechnic fuse, as well as the silencer, a STEN 9 mm submachine gun with no serial number and marijuana, according to the U.S. Attorney's news release.

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

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