Tahlequah, Oklahoma man arrested after investigators find pipe bomb near Fort Gibson Lake

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 06:49:26-04

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla -- A Tahlequah man was arrested Monday after investigators found an explosive device near Fort Gibson Lake.

On Sunday, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an explosive device that was found near Fort Gibson Lake.

Deputies located the device and called in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives for assistance. The device was then detonated.

Using the code found on one of the fittings of the pipe bomb, investigators were able to locate the suspect, Jacob Duncan, 26.

Investigators say Duncan admitted he had purchased the pipe and fittings, and constructed several devices. After searching Duncan's home, investigators found three more explosive devices.

Investigators also found firearms, ammunition, several methamphetamine labs and three explosive devices that were already detonated.

Duncan was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for possession/manufacture of an explosive device, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook