An Orem man who threw a homemade bomb at police during a December standoff has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Joseph Fielding Harris, 38, barricaded himself inside a home near 200 East and 1000 North after his estranged wife called police and said Harris was threatening to blow up the house. During the standoff, Harris screwed doors shut and welded the garage door in its tracks, according to court documents. Then the man threw out a garbage bag containing acetylene, igniting the front yard and causing a blast heard a block away, police said.
After police arrested the man, they found four additional bombs inside the house.