Charges filed against man who allegedly detonated a bomb in Parsons

PARSONS, Kan. – Prosecutors charge a 63-year-old man accused of detonating a bomb near the courthouse in Parsons, Kansas.

Today, Prosecutors filed the following charges against James Dale Sutton in Labette County:

  • Aggravated Interference of public business
  • Arson
  • Criminal use of Explosives
  • Criminal Littering; Public property

Dumpster bombing

The bombing happened on August 15, 2022. According to the Labette County Sheriff’s Office, Sutton allegedly detonated the bomb around 4:55 am. Officers looked at surveillance around 8:00 am and say they saw the suspect placing a device in the dumpster.

Authorities later identified the man and took him into custody.

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Authorities say debris went up to one block away.

KOAM’s Janna Hautala went to the scene last week and spoke with authorities. The Sheriff’s Office, KBI, ATF and FBI investigated.