Elkins man gets federal prison sentence for making explosive device

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An Elkins man received a federal prison sentence Wednesday after authorities found homemade explosive devices, in his home, last June.

Robert Ard, 54, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty in August to making an illegal firearm.  He initially faced up to 10 years behind bars.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated the case.

Ard is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, awaiting a transfer to a federal facility.

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