Man accused in West Terre Haute bomb scare pleads guilty

A West Terre Haute man accused in a bomb scare last year has pleaded guilty to firearms charges, and is scheduled to appear again in court this afternoon.

Posted: May. 15, 2018 11:13 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A West Terre Haute man accused in a bomb scare last year has pleaded guilty to firearms charges, and is scheduled to appear again in court this afternoon.

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Justin VanGilder, 28, pleaded guilty on last week to unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm.

The FBI found explosive-making materials in his home in April 2017.

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VanGilder is scheduled to appear in federal court in Terre Haute Tuesday afternoon for a hearing.

Both charges carry a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.

In 2014, VanGilder was convicted of having an unregistered explosive device in southern Illinois.

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