Man with Molotov cocktails pleads to federal charges

Man with Molotov cocktails pleads to federal charges
Justin M. Jasper as seen in a recent Vimeo post.
SEATTLE (AP) - A 22-year-old Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington with six Molotov cocktails and maps of three college campuses has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Justin Miles Jasper pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to possession of a destructive device, possession of a stolen firearm and transportation of a stolen vehicle.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count. But a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office says a plea agreement recommends a penalty of three years in prison plus three years of probation for each charge.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20 before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez.

Jasper was arrested July 3 near the UW campus in Seattle in a truck he had reportedly stolen from an acquaintance in Butte, Mont.

Court records say he was in possession of six homemade firebombs, a double-barreled shotgun, a long rifle with a scope, body armor and multiple knives, according to court papers.

Authorities say Jasper also had maps to three Seattle campuses and a recording in which he said he planned to do something in the West to support protesters demanding reform in Brazil.