Crime

Third person sentenced to prison in Leavenworth pipe bomb case

The last of three people charged in connection with several pipe bomb explosions earlier this year in Leavenworth was sentenced to prison Friday.

Simon Nigel Pohl, 32, of St. Joseph, was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court to two years and eight months in prison on charges of criminal use of explosives and possession of methamphetamine.

Pohl was arrested by Leavenworth police on April 19 for possessing drugs and a pipe bomb.

Two other people were charged after explosive devices damaged two vehicles in Leavenworth on April 18 and May 3. No one was injured.

Joseph Lee Dickey, 26, was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison. Amber M. Wood, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison.

“We took the issue of these pipe bombs in our community very serious and assured that those responsible were brought to justice and sentenced through the guidelines of the Kansas statutes,” Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said in a written statement Friday. “Leavenworth police did a great job in their investigation of these crimes.”

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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