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Bradford Man Charged With Violating Federal Explosives Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11 , 2011

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Bradford, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of violating federal explosives laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Damon Leroy Kayes, 42, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, Kayes maliciously damaged and attempted to damage, by means of fire and an explosive, Players Downtown bar at 12 Mechanic Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Bradford Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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