Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 9, 2013

Attorney: West paramedic reaches plea agreement

By Nomaan Merchant
Associated Press

DALLAS — The attorney for a former paramedic in the small Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant blast says he has reached a plea agreement on a case involving the collection of pipe bomb materials.

Jonathan Sibley, the attorney for Bryce Ashley Reed, asked U.S. District Judge Walter Smith in a court filing Wednesday for a time extension to finalize the agreement.

The 31-year-old Reed was arrested May 9, weeks after an explosion in West killed 15 people. Authorities have never announced any link between Reed and the blast. The cause of the blast was listed as undetermined.

A criminal complaint accused Reed of giving a metal pipe, chemicals and other materials to someone weeks after the blast.

Reed was scheduled to go to trial Oct. 15.