Grenade, explosive devices found in felon’s home

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man once charged for 3rd degree battery is now charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Stephen Anthony Townsend, 42, of Oxford, was handed the new charged after police search his home and found a hand grenade,  a couple of homemade explosive devices, and guns.

Townsend had previously been charged with battery after police said he hit two men in the head with a rock and threatened to kill them.

Townsend was released July 13 from the  Izard County Detention Facility after posting a $12,500 bond.

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