FBI agents take down two North Idaho men making grenades

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 6 at 11:06 PM

SPIRIT LAKE-- Two Idaho men are in jail accused of making grenades and keeping an illegal arsenal of guns and ammo.

They were arrested in Spirit Lake on Saturday when the FBI says they started making a dozen grenades. The FBI says Kenneth Kimbley and Steven Wingar were taking dummy grenades and turning them into live ones.

Paul Fosnell lives nearby and had no idea what he’d walked into when he saw the trailer next door surrounded by FBI agents with guns and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies closing down the roads. 

Court documents show an undercover FBI agent had been talking to Kimbley and Winegar since 2009 when Kimbley allegedly sold the agent a handgun. They say Kimbley is a convicted felon and he’s not suppose to have a gun, but the FBI says he had lots of them including an AK-47 style rifle, a 12-gage shotgun, a Russian sniper rifle, and a handgun.

Court documents say Kimbley told the agent he wanted to make grenades over the weekend. The undercover agent went to the house and as soon as Kimbley and Winegar started to make grenades the FBI took them down.

Meanwhile, Paul Fosness is just now finding out what happened next door and how dangerous it really was.

Court documents also show the FBI interviewed Kimbley after he was arrested and he admitted to everything. When they searched his storage unit they found 10,000 rounds of ammo.

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