Father follows son into jail for possessing explosives

Timothy Anderson Lane, Sr.

Timothy Anderson Lane, Sr.


Timothy Anderson

ALBANY, Ga. — Timothy Lane Anderson Sr. followed his son to jail after being charged with possession of explosives, a Dougherty County Police Department official stated.

“Anderson Sr. was charged with six counts of possession of explosive devices,” said police Capt. Jim Sexton. “We went to 1030 Forest Glen Drive and searched his house at 4:15 p.m. Monday and he admitted he made the devices.”

Anderson Sr. was arrested Monday for five devices found in his son’s red Ford Explorer on Sunday in the Georgia Power Road dam parking lot and one of his own found at the home, Sexton added.

While Timothy Lane Anderson Jr. was set free on $12,500 bail Monday, his father was jailed, a Dougherty County Jail spokeswoman said. Anderson Sr. was released on $15,000 bail Tuesday, she added.

The materials to make the explosives are legal to buy, Sexton said. However, putting them together causes them to become an illegal explosive.

Anderson Sr. said that the father-son team made the devices because they like to blow them up in rural areas, Sexton said. It doesn’t appear that there was any threat to the dam by the Andersons, Sexton added.

After taking samples from the explosives, Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb technicians sent the material to the FBI lab for examination. The case remains under investigation.


Martian 3 years, 6 months ago

Wish you had asked police to describe the devices and included a description in the story. Just calling them "explosive devices" covers a lot of ground - from nuclear bombs to large firecrackers.


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 6 months ago

My butt could be described as a "explosive device" sometimes.


Amazed2 3 years, 6 months ago

My lawnmower gas can is an explosive device


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