Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lawrence man pleads guilty to criminal use of explosives

October 2, 2012


A 20-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted criminal use of explosives stemming from a July incident in Lawrence.

Dakota Jackson Kunkle was arrested on July 7 after officers were sent to an apartment in the 700 block of West 25th Street. Police said officers later determined residents there had been making homemade explosives involving firework ignition powder.

Kunkle had originally been charged with two counts of criminal use of an explosive.

Another man, Adam B. Dale, 20, of Lawrence, had also been arrested and charged in the case, but those charges were dropped.

Kunkle is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 20.


gccs14r 5 years, 4 months ago

In an apartment? Just when you wonder how stupid someone can be, someone else comes along and lowers the bar. I'm sure he made sure to smoke in the other room, you know, to be safe.

Rex Hargis 5 years, 4 months ago

Somehow, I managed to make it through my college years without manufacturing an explosive device. I must have been otherwise enabled.

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