Bombs found at Dale Co. home were part of a domestic dispute


DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dale County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible bomb being inside a home on County Road 83 Thursday evening.

When they arrived, they found two pipe bombs.

“Last night, we responded to the Echo community area in reference to devices that were discovered,”  Lt. John Crawford said. “A wife found inside a home two devices that she believed to be pipe bombs, home-made pipe bombs.”

The home was cleared and deemed safe. The on-going investigation is looking into an ongoing domestic dispute at the residence.

“We responded, identified the devices as possible homemade pipe bombs, contacted the Dothan Police Department bomb squad and requested their assistance,” Crawford said. “They came and helped render the devices safe.”

Crawford said that Thursday’s bomb and the one found at the sheriff’s office last week are not related, but the question now is what happens to the bombs once they’re removed from the home? 

“The bomb squad will render the devices safe for travel,” Crawford said. “Then at that point in time, they’re inspected for any type of, basically what kind of damage they could actually cause, and then state prosecution is sought at that time.”

Crawford tells me that no one was injured, and no other homes had to be evacuated. 

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