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Search Underway for Man Suspected of Having Homemade Bomb

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - Pulaski County officials continue to search this morning for a man suspected of having a homemade explosive device at a home on Shawnee Road south of Laquey.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - Pulaski County officials continue to search this morning for a man suspected of having a homemade explosive device at a home on Shawnee Road south of Laquey.

Col. John Groves of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department said the man is considered a fugitive and is being sought on prior warrants while the prosecuting attorney determines whether to charge him on the explosives allegation.

The device was found Saturday as officers were searching for the man who was wanted for not showing for prior court appearance.  Information about the man led them to the Shawnee Road address, according to a news release from Sheriff Ron Long.

The Army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Fort Leonard Wood was called to the scene and the device was transported to a secured site and detonated. It was confirmed to be a homemade bomb, Long said.

Three other subjects were subsequently arrested at the location and a stolen firearm was found.

Groves said he anticipates further charges against the fugitive later today. The Sheriff's Department will be releasing a profile on him this week, detailing his description and arrest warrants, Long said in his news release.

More information on this story will be posted as soon as it is available.


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