Explosives charges against Grand Lake man dismissed as part of plea agreement
A Grand Lake man who was initially charged with possession of a pipe bomb in March 2018 has pleaded guilty in his case. All explosives-related charges, however, were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Adam Pritt, 25, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to one count of possession of a schedule one or two controlled substance, a class four drug felony, and failure to display proof of insurance, a class one traffic violation. Pritt’s guilty plea in the case came as part of a plea agreement worked out with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office earlier this year. Under the terms of the agreement, the seven other charges Pritt was facing in the case, including possession of explosives/incendiary devices, were dismissed.
The plea agreement signed by Pritt is “tentative” at this time and has neither been accepted nor rejected by the court. The elements of Pritt’s plea agreement, including his guilty pleas, will not become official unless and until the judge overseeing the case formally accepts the plea agreement. The court can choose to reject the plea agreement as well.
Pritt is scheduled to return to court on May 9 for a sentencing hearing.
Pritt was originally arrested after a late night traffic stop on March 17 of last year. Pritt was initially pulled over for speeding but after deputies discovered the license plates on the vehicle he was driving were registered to a different automobile they conducted a search.
The search revealed metal pipes capped at both ends and additional items authorities described at the time as suspected bomb-making parts.
A bomb technician from Jefferson County was called in to dispose of the items in a safe manner.
Authorities determined at the time that neither suspected pipe bomb was active or charged though Pritt’s formal criminal charges included alleged crimes related to possession of explosives.
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