RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WSAV) – Two people have been arrested in connection with a home explosion on Demeries Lake Court in Richmond Hill.
The incident happened on Jan. 13.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced the arrests of Caleb Kinsey, 33, and Stephen Glosser, 36, on Wednesday.
There is no word yet on a motive.
“At approximately 5:00 a.m. on January 13th, Bryan County Emergency Services responded to a report of an explosion at a residential structure,” said Commissioner King. “In a joint effort between the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the cause of the explosion was found to be an IED comprised of a binary explosive compound. I am extremely proud of the investigators who worked together to bring this case to a swift close.”
Mr. Kinsey, who fled and was arrested in Louisiana, is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Mr. Glosser, arrested locally, is charged with Possession, Transporting, and Receiving Explosives.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Federal and State charges are pending.
“Explosions are extremely violent crime that not only destroys property but also places firefighters, first responders and the general public at great risk,” said Beau Kolodka, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the ATF Atlanta Field Division.
The investigation is ongoing, and the Office of the District Attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit anticipates prosecution of both defendants.