Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Building Cannon In Garage
July 7, 2021 11:33AM PDT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – An Eastern Washington man will spend two years in federal prison for building a working red, white and blue cannon in his garage.
The Spokesman Review reports 63-year-old Kent Kimberling of Garfield has been in Spokane County Jail custody since January 2020.
In August 2019, investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms discovered the unregistered destructive device.
Kimberling pleaded guilty in March to possession of an unregistered destructive device.
Investigators went to Kimberling’s home to conduct a welfare check and found the cannon, which was found to be operational.