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Fayette County Man Charged with Possession of Destructive Devices

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

Trevor John Satrom, 33, from Oran, Iowa, has been charged with one count of possession of a National Firearms Destructive Device Not Registered to Possessor.­  The charges are contained in an Indictment filed on March 23, 2016, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, on or about February 10, 2016, Satrom was in possession of four destructive devices: three explosive bombs more particularly described as pipe bombs and one explosive bomb more particularly described as a pressure cooker bomb.  Satrom had failed to register any of these destructive devices in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record as required by federal law. 

If convicted, Satrom faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Satrom appeared on March 25, 2016, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  Satrom’s next appearance for trial is set for May 23, 2016.         

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa C. Williams and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Court file information at 

The case file number is 16-CR-2016.

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Updated March 31, 2016

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