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Roanoke Man Charged in Connection With Explosion

By: (AP) Email
By: (AP) Email

August 2, 2012

A Roanoke man faces charges in connection with a pipe bomb explosion in Blacksburg.

Media outlets report that Blacksburg police charged 23-year-old Derick Gregory Wilson on Wednesday with the manufacture, possession, use of fire bombs or explosive materials.

Virginia State Police charged Wilson with possession of bomb-making material.

The improvised explosive device exploded early Wednesday near several vehicles parked behind an apartment complex in Blacksburg. No one was injured. One vehicle was damaged.

State police Sgt. Rob Carpentieri says the Blacksburg investigation led troopers to obtain a search warrant for a family member's residence in Roanoke.

A call to the Blacksburg Police Department wasn't immediately returned.

Wilson is being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail.


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