published Friday, August 12th, 2011

Deputies find 600 lbs of dynamite at Tennessee house

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. — Authorities have burned about 600 pounds of dynamite found at a Campbell County house by sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call Thursday night.

Authorities initially evacuated a half-mile area around the home in the Coolidge community near LaFollette. The evacuation was lifted early Friday when the Knox County Sheriff's Office bomb squad neutralized the explosives and burned them on the property where they were found.

Five families had been told to leave their homes for safety.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said a man who lived at the house was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Goins said Friday that additional charged would be filed.

"Once we were on the scene, we learned there were explosives on the property," Goins said.

Most of the dynamite was found in a small outbuilding. Some of it was under a carport attached to the structure.

Asked if police thought the explosives were planned for use in any threatening way, Goins replied, "I don't think so."

Still, Goins said the FBI has joined in the investigation.

The sheriff said investigators will determine where the dynamite came from and why it was on the property.

There were no injuries in the incident and Goins said no charges would be filed against a woman who was there.

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XGSBoss said...

Holy sh.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 12, 2011 at 3:29 p.m.
rolando said...

No worse that 600 lbs of fertilizer and 100 gallons of diesel oil...more or less. Possession thereof is no evidence of any wrongdoing...mixed together...well, that's something else again.

So...where were the blasting caps?

August 12, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Probably pilfered from the fireworks plant nearby.

rolando, would you say the same thing if it were a mosque that the dynamite was found in?

August 12, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
NoMyth said...

Probably just another fool....lots of 'em 'round here.

August 12, 2011 at 7:55 p.m.
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rolando said...

What does location have to do with anything, dude?

Three questions for thought: 1) How old was the dynamite, 2) were the boxes/sticks turned regularly, and 3) Were blasting caps nearby? If those were not answered 1) less than 1 year, 2) yes, and 3) no, then it doesn't matter where they were located...they are due to explode shortly.

As to the comparing the mosque location to this guy's...well, let's just say first that he FBI would definitely become more deeply involved and, secondly that the Muslims have a...ah-h become "wrapped up" in their own little projects. And include the wives and kiddies. This guy seemingly has no personal belief in violence as a solution.

It is simply a matter of probabilities...and past history.

Must say I love the County Sheriff's comment when asked about any violent intent, "I don't think so."

August 13, 2011 at 5:31 a.m.
jesse said...

he just had a lot o stumps to blow out!! all over jellico mtn.

August 15, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.
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