Man arrested after police find 'napalm' in Paragould house

Man arrested after police find 'napalm' in Paragould house

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Paragould police arrested a man they say may have made napalm in an effort to "burn city hall."

Billy Joe Blevins, 32, is being held at the Greene County Jail on one count of criminal possession of a destructive device and numerous felony counts of terroristic threatening.

Family members told police Blevins had made "numerous threats" to them and neighbors. They said he also made threats to burn city hall.

On Thursday, police went to Blevins' home in the 300-block of North 18th Avenue where they reported finding a glass container containing thickened gasoline, known on the street as "ghetto napalm" or "foogas," according to Lt. Scott Snyder.

He said investigators learned that Blevins had been gathering information on pipe bombs, napalm and other explosive devices for a period of weeks.

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