Duncan Badding, the Williamsville man accused of owning materials used to make pipe bombs, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio to knowingly making a destructive device.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel L. Violanti said Badding admitted owning numerous chemicals, as well as detonation fuses and PVC piping, as part of a plea deal with the government.
Badding, 26, was arrested in August of last year after Amherst Police and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives discovered bomb-making ingredients inside his home.
Violanti said one of the pipes found in Badding’s home was labeled with the word “bomb.” He also indicated a partially made pipe bomb was found inside Badding’s car.
David Kelly, one of Badding’s defense lawyers, said his client never intended to harm anyone. Badding will likely face between 30 and 37 months in prison when he is sentenced at a later, undetermined date.