Jonesboro Man Will Face Charges as Result of Homemade Bomb

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro man continues to recover from injuries he received over the weekend when a homemade explosive went off in his hand.  Police say 23-year-old Adam Griffin was taken to a hospital while state and federal authorities searched his mother's two-story residence and nearby woods where the explosion occured on Sunday in the 5100 block of Johnwood Drive.

JPD Detective Jason Simpkins said Griffin made the device and was trying to detonate it when it apparently went off.  Simpkins said he doesn't think Griffin was trying to harm anyone.  Nonetheless, federal agents with the division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are now involved in the investigation.

Bomb technicians removed an unknown material from the property, and detonated it in a controlled explosion away from the house.  About 45 minutes later, a second controlled explosion occured near the site.  Some of the material was sent off for analysis.

Simpkins said Griffin will face charges.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)