Falls Man Faces Federal Charges After Pipe Bombs, Machine Gun Found in His Home
David Dougherty, 41, of Cuyahoga Falls, faces multiple felony charges in federal court.
David Dougherty has quite the case stacked against him given the weapons cache discovered in his Cuyahoga Falls home on Oct. 20.
On Wednesday morning, a four-count indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury charging Dougherty with possessing five pipe bombs, a silencer, a STEN 9mm submachine gun (with no serial number) and marijuana, said United States Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach.
According to the indictment, the makeshift explosives found in Dougherty's Washington Avenue home were comprised of pipes, end caps, explosive powder and pyrotechnic fuses.
Dougherty, 41, was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of destructive devices, possession of a firearm, possession of a machine gun and one count of manufacturing of marijuana with intent to distribute.
If convicted, his sentence “will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record,” said Dettelbach in a prepared statement.
The case was presented to the grand jury following an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Summit Count Bomb Squad and the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.
As it stands, prosecutors haven’t commented on a possible motive.