Kearney Man Faces Felony Charges for Explosive Device

By: Erin Myers Email
By: Erin Myers Email

It was earlier this week that Kearney Police and Nebraska State Patrol found an active bomb inside a Kearney home. Officials say it had at least ten times the explosive material of a standard explosive device.

That's just one of the details revealed in an arrest affidavit filed in Buffalo County Court. 43-year old Daniel Sindt of Kearney is charged with felony possession of a destructive device and felony unlawful possession of explosive materials - among other charges, including child abuse/neglect. According to court records, authorities were tipped off by Sindt's estranged wife, Roberta. She told authorities her twin boys were in the house when the devices were made and had even helped in the process.

One Kearney resident says he's not surprised by someone trying to make fast cash.

"Unfortunately we're hearing more and more about this kind of thing. Whether it's Omaha, Lincoln, or Kearney... I guess it's just something you hear more and more about as it gets more common. But I think people are doing it to make a quick buck," said a resident of Kearney.

According to those court records, Roberta says Daniel made the devices in large quantities and sold them to a friend. Kearney police say they've frequently heard explosions, but couldn't find the source. Roberta says her husband is it.

Daniel Sindt is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Buffalo County Court on December 20th.

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