Chad Wells, 38, of the 300 block of Salley Drive, pleaded not guilty to possessing and manufacturing a destructive device at an arraignment hearing in Columbia County. A grand jury indicted him on the charge in May.
Police responded to Mr. Wells home Jan. 17, a few days after he lost some fingers in a small explosion. Triacetone triperoxide, a rare substance that has been used in several terrorist operations and other explosive materials were found.
Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or