Lincoln man gets probation for throwing Molotov cocktails

By: KLKN Newsroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Lincoln man accused of throwing several Molotov cocktails last year has been given two years of probation.

Online court records say 28-year-old Daniel Walter was sentenced on Friday. He was given two years each on five counts of attempted possession of a destructive device, and the sentences will run at the same time. Prosecutors lowered the charges in return for Walter’s pleas of no contest.

Authorities say four of the incendiary devices were thrown in the Cripple Creek area in March 2013. A fifth was thrown in a different area. The bottles caused minor damage but did not turn into large fires.