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Mammoth Spring, AR - by Randy Myers, News Assignment Manager

Mammoth Spring Police Find Pipe Bomb During Vehicle Search

APRIL 14, 2004 - Posted at 8:20 a.m. CDT

 

MAMMOTH SPRING, AR - A Mammoth Spring man is being held by Fulton County authorities after police discovered an alleged live pipe bomb in his vehicle following a traffic stop Monday night.

Mammoth Spring police chief Mike Davis conducted the traffic stop at the Mammoth Spring Post Office.  A K9 unit was soon called to the scene, and police say they found suspected drug paraphernalia and items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in the vehicle driven by Morris Jones, who was also wanted on a felony warrant in nearby Oregon County, Missouri. 

Officers also found what they suspected to be a pipe bomb in the vehicle.  Traffic along state Highway 9 was re-routed for several hours as the scene was secured for investigation and agents with the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad traveled to Mammoth Spring to assist.  The agents soon determined that the suspected device was indeed a pipe bomb, and it was then disassembled at the scene.  Agents also found items used to make pipe bombs, as well as more drug paraphernalia. 

Jones, 26, and a passenger identified as 29-year-old Thomas Noakes of West Plains, Missouri were arrested.  Jones is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacuture methamphetamine.  He also faces other various charges.  Noakes faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacuture meth, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and possession of an incendiary device.  Both men are currently being held without bond.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) is also investigating the incident, and both suspects could also face federal charges eventually.

 

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