Plea May Be In Works For Local Man Caught With Explosives
By Mike Perleberg
(Columbus, Oh.) – A former Indiana National Guard member from Moores Hill is planning to plead guilty to charges of possessing four dozen homemade bombs.
Andrew Boguslawski, 44, was pulled over by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 70 near Columbus, Ohio on New Years Day.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that federal court documents indicate Boguslawski will plead guilty on Tuesday, April 1 to a charge of possessing unregistered destructive devices. If the plea goes through, he would face a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.
According to a complaint from investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives filed in early March, nine of the explosive devices Boguslawski allegedly had in his vehicle were capable of causing injuries or death when detonated.
Some of the devices were equipped with remote detonators. Others were fashioned out of 5 Hour Energy drink bottles with fuses protruding and filled with “flash powder.”
Boguslawski told investigators he had made the bombs for training purposes. At the time of the traffic stop, Boguslawski was on his way home from visiting family in Pennsylvania where some of the bombs may have been used.
The Dearborn County resident had been serving with the Indiana National Guard at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Indiana. He had been in the guard’s medical discharge unit since November, although a guard spokesperson has declined to reveal information relating to Boguslawski’s condition.