Independence County man indicted for making bomb

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man was indicted Tuesday for making and possessing a bomb.

20-year-old Keith Tyler Forrest of Magness, Arkansas, was indicted on two counts of unlawfully manufacturing and possessing an improvised explosive device. The indictment also charges Forrest was both a felon and an unlawful user of a controlled substance at the time he possessed the improvised bomb.

According to the Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Forrest is accused of making and planting a bomb on the Dota Creek Bridge near Newark in October.

The four-count indictment charges two violations of the National Firearms Act, which carry a possible punishment of up to ten years in federal prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.  A felon in possession and unlawful user of a controlled substance charges each have a possible sentence of up to ten years in federal prison and/or $250,000 fine.

Forrest is currently being held in the Independence County Detention Center.

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