Martinez man released on bond

A Martinez man accused of keeping explosive devices in his home was released from jail on Friday.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department has charged Chad Wells, 37, of the 300 block of Sally Drive, with possession of explosive devices, said Capt. Steve Morris.

He was booked at the Columbia County Detention last week after being released from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. He was admitted to the burn center last month after losing some fingers in a small blast at his home days before federal and local authorities found the explosives.

Mr. Wells was released on a $25,100 bond.

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