Bluffs Man Is Sentenced In Omaha Molotov Cocktail Case

A Federal judge sentences 25-year-old Steven Fitch to 30 months in prison for having a Molotov cocktail during protests and violence in downtown Omaha last Spring.

The U.S. Attorney says Fitch will serve time for unlawful possession of a destructive device.

He will serve three years of supervised release after his prison term.

There is no parole in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Fitch had entered a guilty plea last fall.

Prosecutors say Omaha Police found Fitch with a Molotov cocktail in his front pants pocket during protests on May 31st.

According to court documents, it had a glass bottle with a red rag protruding from a clear liquid inside; Douglas County Sheriff’s forensic investigators determined the liquid was gasoline.

Investigators say Fitch also had several lighters in his pocket.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms determined the device, considered a firearm under the National Firearms Act, was not registered.

(Picture from Omaha Police)

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