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Monday, October 22, 2012
Des Moines Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Malicious Use of Explosive Materials
DES MOINES, IA – On October 19, 2012, Jeremy Cardell
Dennis, age26, of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to a term of 22 months
imprisonment for malicious use of explosive materials, announced United States
Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge Ronald E.
Longstaff also ordered Dennis to serve a term of two years supervised release
following imprisonment, and imposed a $100 crime victim fund assessment.
In the early morning of January 3,2011, Dennis and Gregory
Harris threw three Molotov cocktails at the leasing office of the Deer Ridge
Apartment Complex in Des Moines. The incident resulted in damage to the leasing
office building and two vehicles parked nearby. Dentaro Lee, along with Robert
Bell, helped acquire the components to assemble the Molotov cocktails and
provided transportation to and from the Deer Ridge Apartment Complex that
night. Harris was previously sentenced for arson in the 2nd degree in Polk
County District Court. Bell pled guilty to malicious use of explosive materials
and Lee pled guilty to conspiracy for this offense. Both Bell and Lee are
awaiting sentencing in November.
The case was investigated by the Des Moines, Iowa, Police
Department and the ATF, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's
Offrce for the Southern District of Iowa.