NE Iowan Arrested for Bombs, Flame Thrower, Etc.
A Northeast Iowa man is being charged with having the materials to make bombs and other explosives in his home.
33 year old Trevor Satrom of Oran, formerly of Decorah, was held at the Fayette County jail in West Union, after federal authorities found explosive powder, fuses, pipes, a working flame thrower, guns rifles and smoke grenades and many more items in his home.
Satrum is charged with unlawful possession and storage of explosive materials.
The investigation began February 4th, by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State Fire Marshall's office, and Division of Criminal Investigation.
A search warrant was executed at Satrom's home in Oran on February 10th, and evidence seized indicated Satrom had materials to build and denate several types of bombs.
Authorities confiscated: over 30 pounds of black gun powder, steel pipes with drilled endcaps, 2 pressure cookers, several feet of Hobby fuse, several pounds of BB's, shredded metal to be used for shrapnel, a working flame thrower, napalm, body armor, several guns and rifles, and smoke grenades.
Satrom was initially arrested and taken to a locked hospital for treatment of undisclosed conditions, then released and arrested on March 4th for unlawful possession/storage of explosive material with bond set at $100,000.
After further testing, on March 8th, Satrom was also charged with four counts of unlawful possession of offensive weapons.
All of Satrom's computers and electronic devices were seized and are being examined.
Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher notes that no one was in danger and all precautions were taken during the gathering