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March 6, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Man found with firebombs near UW sentenced to 3 years in prison

A 22-year-old Nevada man arrested in July 2013 by University of Washington police in a stolen truck with stolen firearms, body armor and Molotov cocktails was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday.

Justin Miles Jasper was arrested July 3, 2013, near the UW campus driving a pickup that had been reported stolen by the owner in Butte, Mont., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Police found multiple weapons, including a shotgun and a rifle, six Molotov cocktails and maps of three Seattle-area college campuses.

At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez said the investigation revealed Jasper had “no specific plan,” but noted that “possession of the weapons and explosives were both alarming and dangerous for the public, law enforcement and the defendant,” according to a news release.

Jasper pleaded guilty to transportation of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of destructive devices in November 2013. His sentence also includes three years of supervised release and requires him to participate in mental health counseling.

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