Milford Man Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges Of Possessing Explosive Devices & Manufacturing A Pipe Bomb

Wed 6-17-2020

(Sioux City)-- Federal charges have been filed against a Milford man accused of possessing explosives and making a pipe bomb.

An indictment filed last week charges 35-year-old Darrell Sorey with possessing and making an unregistered explosive device, and possession of a firearm by a drug user. Sorey is accused of making a pipe bomb, two carbon dioxide cartridge bombs and a carbon dioxide bomb attached to an arrow.

Officials aren't saying whether the charges stem from search warrants executed in January of this year at several locations in Milford and Arnolds Park. The warrants were obtained after the fiery rollover of a truck near Knoxville, Iowa on January 12th. The crash claimed the life of Darrell Sorey's father, 62-year-old Del Sorey of Arnolds Park.

Authorities reported finding some explosives near the truck that they say were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled, in addition to some other explosives and fireworks in the vehicle that were destroyed in the fire.

Darrell Sorey appeared in U.S. District Court in Sioux City on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.