Two arrested in Cherokee County for making homemade explosives | News
CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- Two people from Cherokee County have been arrested for allegedly making homemade explosives.
A 911 caller reported several loud explosions in an area near Alabama Highway 68 and the Cobia Bridge. A Cedar Bluff police officer responded to the scene and found several explosives near a residence that was close to the 911 caller's home. The ABI bomb squad, the Cedar Bluff Chief of Police, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Deputy State Fire Marshal also responded to the scene to investigate.
Officers identified two suspects who they say made the explosive devices. They arrested John Franklin Ingram, 42, and Rebecca Pierce Ingram, 39. Each was charged with three counts of manufacturing a destructive device, a class B felony, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Both suspects were booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on Thursday, Oct. 11 and are being held on $75,000 bonds each.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver issued a reminder to the citizens in Cherokee County in the following statement: "Any device that is manufactured to cause any type of explosion violates Alabama Law unless, such device(s) are manufactured by a licensed professional and is approved by the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office."
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