Man jailed after Chattanooga police find 'high explosives' in apartment

Man jailed after Chattanooga police find 'high explosives' in apartment

November 14th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Joshua Panther

Joshua Panther

Photo by Chattanooga Police Department

Chattanooga police recently found fireworks and other devices considered to be "high explosives" inside an apartment, police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said.

Joshua Panther, 31, was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Monday after originally being arrested in Nebraska for possession of 45 pounds of marijuana, according to court records.

Because Panther is a Chattanooga resident, a Nebraska State Trooper alerted Chattanooga police of his Oct. 27 arrest, court records show.

Police then executed a search warrant for his apartment in the 7700 block of Aspen Lodge Way, where they found six explosive devices that had to be removed with a bomb unit, court records state. Police also found 598 grams of marijuana and $8,000 in cash. 

Panther was charged in Hamilton County with possession of explosive components and possession of marijuana for resale, online court records show. His bond was set at $2,000.

Panther does not have a previous arrest history in Hamilton County, according to online court records.


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