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Bomb squad called to motel; 1 arrested

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 8:36 AM
Last updated 10:14 PM
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The Richmond County Bomb Squad was called to a Columbia County motel Wednesday morning after police discovered a suspicious device.

Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said the incident occurred at the Georgia Inn on South Belair Road at 12:45 a.m.

A witness said Amy Dodd, 24, of Grovetown, showed her the explosive device and said she did not intend to use it at the hotel. Its intended use was against someone who committed a homicide in Hephzibah, she said.

After a prescription bottle with a .38-caliber bullet, potassium nitrate, matches and a wick were discovered in Room 222, the building was evacuated, Morris said.

The bomb squad was called to disengage the device.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said the results of the investigation were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Dodd has been charged with possession/manufacturing of a destructive device.

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OpenCurtain 10/17/12 - 10:02 am
Lame at best

Could go into details, but Sean would delete the comment for good reasons.

Let us say the design & materials listed could "seriously hurt" someone if that person was holding the device and looking at it.

Kind of a dumb thing to do considering the wick would be burning to start the ignition process.

rebellious 10/17/12 - 06:07 pm
Murderer In Hephzibah

That's the name I want, the person in Hephzibah what committed Homicide. Heck, come to think of it, the Police should be just a bit curious. Like the story should have continued like this..."Columbia County Sheriff's officials contacted RCSO and the alledged murdering was picked up and is being held at Webster Detention Center. He is being investigated in the homicide of...."

Is Roundtree back on the force and handling this one? Just wondering.


studmuffin1533 10/17/12 - 06:15 pm

Potassium nitrate is a food additive, aka "salt-peter". I guess they will also be charged with having a 6-pack of "potential grenade casings" and having half a tank of $3.50/gallon of "inflammable petroleum material"?

OpenCurtain 10/17/12 - 07:40 pm
potassium nitrate

is used in fireworks, fertilizers and rocket propellants, Drugs, Gun powder, a food preservative, bacteria killer and my favorite homemade Smoke generating devices.

I have even made my own Black Gun Power in science class. Back in the days when students played with real chemicals in school.

This person on the other hand wanted to do something criminal
using a different combination of materials. The device would have more likely caused moderate injuries at best.

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