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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Jury Verdict: Greenwood County Man Guilty Of Unlawful Possession Of Explosive Materials

WICHITA, KAN. – A Greenwood County man has been found guilty by a federal jury of unlawful possession of explosive materials, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Alfred C. Dutton, 67, Eureka, Kan., was convicted on one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that on Aug. 23, 2011, in Greenwood County, Kan., Dutton possessed grenade bodies and other parts for use in constructing a destructive device.

Sentencing will be set for a later time. Dutton faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Grissom commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Department, the Greenwood County Fire Department, the Wichita Police Department Bomb Squad, the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Greenwood County Attorney’s Office, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case. The ATF had Special Agents, Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialists, Explosives Enforcement Officers, Forensics Chemists and National Firearms Act personnel participate in the investigation.