Bryce Reed Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison
A former West volunteer EMS was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted obstruction of justice and conspiracy to manufacture a destructive device.
Bryce Reed was arrested in May after pipe bomb components were found at the home of an Abbott resident and connected to Reed. The arrest came just three weeks after the April 17 explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant that killed 15 people, but investigators have not linked Reed to that incident. According to investigators, Reed attempted to dispose of the bomb-making materials after a eulogy for a firefighter killed in the blast mentioned that the deceased and Reed enjoyed creating and detonating explosives.
In addition to the 21 months of prison time, Reed will also have to spend three years on supervised release and must pay a $2,000 fine.
Reed had faced a maximum of 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.