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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

www.justice.gov/usao/ks

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2012

Barry Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross, Public Affairs
(316) 269-6481
james.cross2@usdoj.gov

Federal Indictment: Topeka Man Possessed Molotov Cocktail

TOPEKA, KAN. – Thomas Hays Stillings, 23, who is being held in the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device containing a flammable liquid, commonly called a Molotov Cocktail. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 20, 2012 in Shawnee County.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting

Other Indictments

Nathaniel Don Armstrong, 36, residence unknown, is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March 2012 in Shawnee County, KAN.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorne Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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