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Park Hills pipe bomber sentenced

This trip wire pipe bomb improvised explosive device (IED) simulator, used to train US military service personnel, is displayed in the US Army (USA) Training Support Center (TSC), USA Signal Command and Fort Gordon (USASC & FG), Fort Gordon, Georgia (GA).

A Park Hills man is headed to federal prison for setting off explosives.

33-year-old Daniel Walker was sentenced to 46 months in prison in a U.S. district court on December 19th, and he also received a concurrent 5-year sentence in St. Francois County court on December 27th.

Walker was charged with felony counts of receiving explosives with the intent to damage property; manufacturing a destructive device; and first-degree attempted arson.

Walker was charged after a June 2018 incident where he set a pipe bomb inside his ex-girlfriend’s truck on Clay Street, causing the truck to catch on fire.

Walker also cut the woman’s swimming pool with sharp object and removed a security camera.

Authorities were able to obtain audio of Walker threatening the woman.

Walker had already been charged in a prior case for trying to burn down a girlfriend’s property at Green Acres Residential Care Facility in Farmington.

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