ALBANY, Ga. — A resident found a bomb in the water near the Georgia Power Dam boat ramp at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, according to a Dougherty County Police Department report.
“We were called, and GBI Bomb Disposal rendered the device harmless,” said Mark Pro, special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The bomb remains under investigation by county police, Detective Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick said. The device, as Kirkpatrick characterized it, is completely different from the explosive devices found on Georgia Power Road earlier this month.
“This is a different type device, completely different,” Kirkpatrick said. “We have it under investigation and don’t believe they are related.”
On April 1 officers found Timothy Anderson Jr. in possession of several “destructive/explosive devices” near the dam, police reported.
Evidence was collected from Anderson’s red Ford Explorer, and the devices were detonated at the scene by GBI Bomb Disposal. Anderson’s pickup was towed to county police headquarters, and he was taken to the Dougherty County Jail. Five warrants were taken out against Anderson for manufacturing and possession of a destructive device.
Jail officials confirmed that Anderson had been released on bond just before 3:30 p.m. April 2. After searching Anderson’s home, police arrested his father, Timothy Lane Anderson Sr., and charged him with six counts of possession of explosive devices.
The charges include the five devices found in his son’s pickup on Sunday and one of his own found at the home, county police Capt. Jim Sexton said.
Sexton added, “He admitted he made the devices.”
Anderson Jr. was freed on $12,500 bail and Anderson Sr. was released on $15,000 bail April 3.