Idaho man convicted in attack on federal property
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A 22-year-old western Idaho man was convicted in federal court of using Molotov cocktails to torch a business where he'd stolen firearms.
After a five-day jury trial, Donovan James Bolen of Payette was convicted in U.S. District Court in Boise on Tuesday of carrying the fiery devices during and in relation to a federal crime of violence in May 2011.
He was also found guilty of conspiracy to maliciously use explosive materials, conspiracy to maliciously damage federal property and theft.
Prosecutors alleged Bolen and an accomplice, 50-year-old David Joseph Vonbargen of Fruitland, used Molotov cocktails to destroy a U.S. Department of Agriculture truck and all-terrain vehicle as well as other properties.
Prosecutors say Bolen faces at least 35 years in prison.
A trial date for Vonbargen hasn't been set.