Man caught with guns, Molotov cocktails sentenced to 3 years

Man caught with guns, Molotov cocktails sentenced to 3 years
Justin M. Jasper as seen in a recent Vimeo post.
SEATTLE -- A Nevada man who was caught at the University of Washington in a stolen truck full of stolen weapons, body armor and Molotov cocktails was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.

Justin M. Jasper was arrested last July after University of Washington police discovered he was driving a truck reported stolen out of Montana. While searching the truck, police found a stolen scoped rifle, a stolen shotgun, body armor, knives, a machete, and six incendiary devices.

In November, the 22-year-old pleaded guilty to transportation of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of destructive devices, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

At Thursday's sentencing hearing, Judge Ricardo S. Martinez said Jasper had "no specific plan," but noted that possession of the weapons and explosives was both alarming and dangerous for the public, law enforcement and the defendant, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As part of his sentence, Jasper will have to participate in mental health counseling and will spend three years on supervised release when he's released from prison.