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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Barry Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross, Public Information Officer
(316) 269-6481

Greenwood County Man Sentenced for Possession of Explosives

TOPEKA, KAN. — A Greenwood County, Kan., man has been sentenced to federal prison for manufacturing and possessing incendiary bombs, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Alfred C. Dutton, 65, Eureka, Kan., was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. Dutton pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of unregistered destructive devices. In his plea, he admitted that on Aug. 23, 2011, investigators served a search warrant at Outback Storage Building, 209 Oak, in Eureka, Kan. In the storage unit, which was leased to Dutton, they found five incendiary bombs.

Dutton’s lawyer told the court that Dutton was preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Dutton collected medical supplies, non–perishable foods and clothing because he believed the world economy was on the verge of collapse.

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 Blair Watson 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.