Molotov cocktails possibly linked to motorcycle club

Kevin Fenton's mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility. (October 2015)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Federal court documents shed new light on the possible motive of a man who was arrested after police found Molotov cocktails in his vehicle while driving in Wyoming.

Kevin Fenton was indicted Monday in federal court on one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device. He decided to stand mute when asked how he wanted to plea, so the court issued a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Bond was denied for Fenton during a detention hearing Wednesday morning in federal court.

During the hearing, evidence was presented showing Fenton is in a leadership position with the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club.

According to federal court documents, jail calls indicated that Fenton committed the offense for the club.

The prosecutor said they believe they stopped “something before it happened” but said nobody knows what Fenton’s intentions were.

According to court documents, Fenton was pulled over on 44th Street at Clay Avenue SW in Wyoming on Oct. 19. When searching his Chevrolet HHR, an officer found five glass bottles stuffed with rags that smelled of gasoline.

The officer said Fenton admitted he filled the bottles with gasoline and canola oil. It’s unclear where he was taking the bottles.

He could spend between four years and 10 years in prison if convicted of the federal count.

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