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Case Number: 20-CR-00158-CMA
Judge: Christine M. Arguello
Court: United States District Court for the District of Colorado (Denver County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Denver, Colorado making and possessing destructive devices charged represented Defendant, Bradley Bunn, age 55, of Loveland, Colorado, who was charged with one count of making destructive devices and four counts of possessing destructive devices in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861.
on May 1, 2020, the FBI executed two search warrants at Bunn’s home. They found four explosive devices. Each device consisted of galvanized steel pipe with end caps and a fuse. The devices measured 2 inches in diameter and between 13.5 and 9.25 inches in length. FBI Bomb Technicians concluded that each of the devices was filled with explosive materials. Agents recovered additional bomb-making components in the house, including more steel pipes, end caps, primers, fuses, and bottles of smokeless powder. The defendant had not registered the devices in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and he had not complied with any regulations concerning the making of destructive devices.
“The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to making Colorado safer,” said Acting United States Attorney Matthew T. Kirsch. “Thanks to the hard work of our law enforcement partners and prosecutors, we were able to find and remove these dangerous devices before the defendant could cause serious harm.”
“The operation to remove and render safe the explosives discovered in Mr. Bunn's home averted a potentially hazardous situation from endangering innocent people in our community. According to facts in the public record, Mr. Bunn knowingly and willingly assembled home-made explosives with the intent to use them against law enforcement,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “The FBI and our partners stand ready to identify, disrupt, and dismantle any plans to inflict harm on our communities and hold individuals accountable for their criminal actions.”
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the ATF, the Northern Colorado Bomb Squad, and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney David Tonini is handling the prosecution.
26 U.S.C. § 5861(f) and 5871 Making Firearms in Violation of the National Firearms Act Destructive Device
26 U.S.C. § 5841, 5861(d), and 5871 Possessing an Unregistered Firearm Destructive Device
Outcome: 03/04/2021 77 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Christine M. Arguello: Change of Plea Hearing as to Bradley Bunn held on 3/4/2021. Plea entered by Defendant; Guilty as to Counts 1-5 of the Indictment. Sentencing set for 6/3/2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom A602, before Judge Christine M. Arguello. All other dates are VACATED and any pending motions are denied as moot. The US Probation Office shall prepare a Presentence Report. Counsel shall file their sentencing positions and all motions at least 14 days before the sentencing date; responses or objections shall be filed no later than 7 days before the sentencing date. Failure to timely file these pleadings may result in a continuance of the sentencing date. Defendant present in custody and present via VTC; Defendant remanded. (Total time: 37 Minutes, Hearing time: 11:01 a.m. -- 11:38 a.m.)
APPEARANCES: David Tonini on behalf of the Government; Lisa Polansky on behalf of the Defendant. Court Reporter: Darlene Martinez. (swest) Text Only Entry (Entered: 03/04/2021)
03/04/2021 78 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Bradley Bunn. (swest) (Entered: 03/04/2021)
03/04/2021 79 STATEMENT IN ADVANCE OF PLEA OF GUILTY by Defendant Bradley Bunn. (swest) (Entered: 03/04/2021)