Man with at least five pipe bombs caught during traffic stop
A man in California was arrested Sunday after he was found to have at least five pipe bombs loaded in his pickup truck, authorities said.
Jeffrey Dickerson, 61, was pulled over for a traffic stop in Yuba City around 11 p.m., the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said in a release posted to social media.
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The deputy conducting the traffic stop recognized a can of pepper spray in the man’s Toyota Tacoma and, upon learning that Dickerson was a felon, took him into custody for possession of a chemical irritant.
Following the arrest, a search was conducted of the vehicle.
Authorities found “what appeared to be five pipe bombs, a black powder handgun, and other components that could possibly be used to make destructive devices,” according to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office.
“A team from Butte County responded and determined the items were pipe bombs,” the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said. “[The team] collected all items and rendered them safe.”
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Dickerson is facing at least 30 criminal charges, including 13 counts of reckless possession of an explosive or destructive device on a public street.
“Dickerson is being held on a $500,000 [bail] and has a court date on September 7, 2022, at 3pm,” according to the sheriff’s office.