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Three more arrested in connection with explosive device at Martinez hotel

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 1:18 PM
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Three more people have been arrested in connection to a homemade explosive device found at a Martinez hotel on Wednesday.

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office  Four people were arrested in connection to an explosive device found in a Martinez hotel room Wednesday. Upper left clockwise, Amy Kathleen Dodd, 24, and Anthony Doral Jones, 20, both of Martinez; Richard Alvin Bourne Jr., 32, of Augusta; and Michael Paul Stader, 22, of Martinez.   Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Four people were arrested in connection to an explosive device found in a Martinez hotel room Wednesday. Upper left clockwise, Amy Kathleen Dodd, 24, and Anthony Doral Jones, 20, both of Martinez; Richard Alvin Bourne Jr., 32, of Augusta; and Michael Paul Stader, 22, of Martinez.


Anthony Doral Jones, 20 and Michael Paul Stader were arrested Friday and charged with possession of a destructive device and manufacturing a destructive device with intent to kill, injure or intimidate an individual according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. Richard Alvin Bourne Jr., 32, of Augusta, was charged with terroristic threats and acts. He was being held in the jail Friday on a $5,100 bond, according to jail
records.

Amy Kathleen Dodd, 24, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a destructive device and manufacturing a destructive device with intent to kill, injure or intimidate an individual. Dodd, Jones and Stader live at the Georgia Inn on South Belair Road in Martinez and are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.

At about 12:45 a.m., authorities got a call about an explosive device in a room at the Georgia Inn Augusta at 434 S. Belair Road. A woman told authorities that she was with her friends – Dodd, Jones and Stader – in room 222 when Dodd showed her a prescription medication bottle containing a .38- caliber bullet, potassium nitrate, matches and a wick, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Dodd told the woman the bomb was not intended for the hotel, but for a person in Hephzibah who killed someone. Morris would not provide more details about the plot against the intended victim.

The hotel was evacuated and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad disarmed the device, Morris said.

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/19/12 - 01:41 pm
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Not one

smartlooking one in the group.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/19/12 - 02:12 pm
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Bomb?

I'm having a hard time understanding how one bullet, some potassium nitrate, a wick, and a plastic medicine bottle could function as a bomb?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 10/19/12 - 05:15 pm
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BFF? Big Freaking

BFF? Big Freaking Firecracker.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/19/12 - 05:20 pm
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LL

Youtube shows a few variations, the idiots risking themselves with little or no knowledge of what they were doing.

The device as described and the materials listed would never reach a power peak, losing too much energy too quickly. In other words a very Small effective radius. The pistol bullet has me puzzled and I have seen a lot of homemade EOD's over the course of my career.

Any more and Sean will get me twice in 24 hours.

studmuffin1533
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studmuffin1533 10/19/12 - 07:01 pm
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Bomb?? REALLY???

The potential for damage here can only be described as "assault with a dead weapon". What a waste of taxpayer funded resources.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 10/19/12 - 08:20 pm
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I agree studmuffin. The S.O.

I agree studmuffin. The S.O. should drop all the charges and let them go. They should wait until they make a bigger bomb, or actually kill (or attempt to kill) someone.

KSL
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KSL 10/20/12 - 12:58 am
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Not a waste if the are put

Not a waste if the are put away because of intent. Now our softie laws and lack of jail space are just going to cause future chaos.

KSL
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KSL 10/20/12 - 04:28 am
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LL

I don't know either, but it does seem they meant ill intent. Should they not be "punished for intent."

If a person is set out to murder someone, but is too stupid to come up with a working method, be let off with lessor charges?

KSL
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KSL 10/20/12 - 01:30 am
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Stud, you just stepped on a

Stud, you just stepped on a slippery slope in this case. I would want someone with murderer intent locked up even if at the time of the initial act, they were too inept to get it done.

Actually not just locked up. They who are tried and found guilty do not deserve over 20 years at taxpayer expense.

KSL
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KSL 10/20/12 - 04:32 am
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Is that Amy, with the

Is that Amy, with the arrogant tilt of the head?

rebellious
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rebellious 10/20/12 - 05:54 am
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Still

I would be interested in who their target is! Is there a merderer they know of and know the location of? Unless they were going to break into the Webster detention center, they seem to have had a target in mind, and in retaliation for a murder that individual committed. Does no one else find the absence of that aspect of this case odd?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/20/12 - 07:33 am
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Please!

The comment key to this incident is:

"Morris would not provide more details about the plot against the intended victim."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/20/12 - 07:54 am
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Mastermind

Now who could possibly be the mastermind in this group.....it is so hard to tell......

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/20/12 - 08:40 am
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This Women

Who is this women that they are talking about?

Radwaste
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Radwaste 10/20/12 - 09:16 am
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Intent?

Don't be foolish. "Intent" is the way to enable your OWN arrest, based on someone's opinion. Face the logical fact: a CRIME is a violation of a statute, nothing more or less.
How do you want the statute for "intent" to read?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/20/12 - 10:31 am
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If you intend to do something,

but decide not to do something, you have exercised judgement & wised up?

But, if you intend to do something, then take steps to accomplish the intent, then you have entered into the act of doing something.

It all depends at what point you get caught.

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