Man declared competent to stand trial, bomb materials found in his home

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Decorah, Iowa – A northeast Iowa man who was allegedly found with bomb making materials was declared competent to stand trial in a conference last week in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Thirty-four-year-old Trevor Satrom’s case could go to trial as soon as next month.

According to court records, authorities searched Satrom’s home in February and found fuses, pipes, a pressure cooker, explosive powder, shredded metal, a flame thrower, body armor, smoke grenades and firearms. Satrom, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, has been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.

Satrom is formerly from Decorah, but had been living in Oran. Following the search of his home, Satrom was taken to the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Worth, Texas, for the competency exam.

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