- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man who admitted using illegal explosives to blow up the front of a house on Memorial Day has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The News-Press Now reports that 20-year-old Edward Catron’s sentence handed down Monday includes more than $8,300 in restitution and no probation. He pleaded guilty in July to a felony charge of knowingly exploding a device.

The explosion May 29 blew the front door into the St. Joseph house and tore up the porch, causing about $27,000 in damage. Police reported no injuries.

Catron previously said he was drunk at the time of the explosion and meant for it to be a prank.

He’ll be held at the Buchanan County Jail until he can be transferred to the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com

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