A Cole County man was taken into custody Monday for making bombs and exploding them.
According to Cole County Sheriff's Department reports, Danny Smith, 40, was arrested for two counts of second-degree assault, one count of unlawful manufacture and use of a dangerous weapon along with a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge for drug paraphernalia. Smith posted a bond of $21,000 dollars and was released.
At 8:02 a.m., deputies were called to the residence in the 800 block of the Route AC Exit for a report of someone making bombs and exploding them. Upon arrival, the victim told the deputies that Smith allegedly blew up some type of device outside of their residence. They also said that on Sunday, Smith was making the devices and exploding them outside of their home. However, no calls were reported to the sheriff's office on this.
Deputies walked around the residence, a mobile home, on Monday morning and reportedly located one unexploded device wedged between a phone service outlet and the under pinning of the mobile home. Regional West Fire Protection District, as well as, the Missouri Highway Patrol Bomb Unit responded to the scene and detonated the device.