Missouri man accused of having pipe bomb in car after chase

5 months 1 week 1 day ago Friday, August 11 2017 Aug 11, 2017 Friday, August 11, 2017 12:55:30 PM CDT August 11, 2017 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

CAMDENTON (AP) — A central Missouri man is charged with a felony weapons count after a deputy reportedly found a pipe bomb in his vehicle following a chase that stemmed from a traffic stop.

Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Crook of Camdenton is charged with felony counts of possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest, and possession and transport of a weapon. He also faces misdemeanor counts of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Camden County authorities said, after Crook sped away from a deputy who tried to pull him over, his vehicle hit a mailbox. While later searching the vehicle, the deputy found what turned out to be a pipe bomb, authorities said.

A state bomb squad rendered the explosive harmless.

 

 

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