Franklin pipe bomb suspects expected to enter pleas
FRANKLIN — Two Franklin brothers charged with multiple felony counts after a pipe bomb was found in their Franklin home are set to enter their pleas on Tuesday, May 1st.
17-year-old Alex Matecki and 20-year-old Matthew Matecki face charges including possession of an improvised explosive device, delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was called to the home around 2 a.m. Thursday, March 1st. The team confirmed the six to eight-inch pipe was a live, electronic explosive device. The device was crimped at both ends and contained explosive powder.
The bomb squad removed the device from the home — and later rendered it safe with multiple explosive charges. The team did so at a remote location.
Police arrested the Matecki brothers in a parking lot on West Rawson Avenue for delivery of a controlled substance. Information developed from those arrests led police to obtain a search warrant at the Franklin home where the pipe bomb was discovered.
Police say they recovered a large amount of controlled substances, four guns (two of which were homemade), one pipe bomb and other bomb-making materials in the home.
If convicted, the Matecki brothers could face up to ten years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
Both have been bound over for trial.