A Los Angeles man has pleaded no contest to possessing bomb-making materials and other charges and was sentenced to eight years in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Robert Colt Wilson pleaded no contest to one felony count each of possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device and possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney with the Target Crimes Division.
He was immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge James Dabney. In exchange for his plea, the remaining four felony counts were dismissed.
Wilson was arrested after a traffic stop in Marina del Rey by LAPD Pacific Division Officers police who discovered a loaded weapon and an explosive device in his car on May 14. A bomb squad was sent to Wilson's apartment in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue, near Venice Boulevard adjacent to Culver City. Bomb-making materials and an explosive device were discovered in the small apartment, officials said.
Los Angeles and Culver City Police evacuated area businesses and residents and streets were closed along Overland Avenue between Venice and Washington Boulevards.
The bombs were removed from the apartment and individually exploded on the south side of the apartment complex.