Grand jury indicts father, son for explosives

Timothy Lane Anderson Sr.

Timothy Lane Anderson Sr.

ALBANY, Ga. — A father and son were indicted on five counts of unlawful handling of explosive devices by a Dougherty County grand jury Wednesday.

Timothy Lane Anderson Sr. and his son, Timothy Anderson Jr., stand accused of illegal possession of homemade bombs, according to the indictments.


Timothy Lane Anderson Jr.

“... (T)o wit, a self-constructed explosive and destructive device that contained an explosive compound and a fuse, contrary to the laws of said state,” the five counts read. Anderson Sr. was charged alone a sixth count of possession of a homemade bomb.

“These were full-blown explosive devices,” said Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards. “They had great destructive capability beyond fireworks.”

Arrested in April, Anderson Sr. was out of Dougherty County Jail on $15,000 bail, and his son was released on $12,500 bail.

“Anderson Sr. was charged with six counts of possession of explosive devices,” Police Capt. Jim Sexton said at the time of the arrest. “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 on charges related to five devices found in his son’s red Ford Explorer in the Georgia Power Road dam parking lot and one of his own found at his home, Sexton 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 he and his son made the devices because they like to blow them up in rural areas, Sexton said, adding that it doesn’t appear there was any threat to the dam by the Andersons.


chinaberry25 3 years, 4 months ago

People use to use this type of device to kill fish, now it has Homeland Security tendencies.


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 3 months ago

These two live in my neighborhood. They could blow us to pieces.


FlunkyMonkey 3 years, 3 months ago

First thing I thought of was a fishing trip; by the way, did anyone catch the description of the device? Isn't that also the description of a fire cracker?


TRUTH101 3 years, 3 months ago

hmmmm.... Multiple comments about an armed robbery SUSPECT and only 3 (2 of which seem to be defending the criminals) about guys that have been CONVICTED of a crime..... I wonder why?!?!?!?!?!


VSU 3 years, 3 months ago

Maybe because these guys didn't rob anybody and got caught before they did anything with the explosives, and these guys admitted it, unlike your boi's who say "We didn't do no wrong, we good boys".


tywebb 3 years, 3 months ago

Be careful Truth101.....nowhere does it say convicted. It says charged and indicted, but NOT convicted. Will they be? Since he admitted to making it, it looks like a great possibility, but that's up to the judicial process. Don't wonder why there are so many comments.....just come out and say it.....because these guys are white and the other story is about black guys. Don't beat around the bush. Put on your big girl panties and say what you mean!


ontario1966 3 years, 3 months ago

I will say it! The two guys that did the Bombs are white! And on top of it, they admitted to there guilt!!! But when you get a Black? Oops African-American, they never admit to any wrong doing at all! At least we see here who takes responsibility!


Cartman 3 years, 3 months ago

Another over-reaction by the uninformed. People do still use explosives for legitimate purposes. Farmers blow up beaver dams which flood their property and blow stumps. Others mix and use tannerite as explosive targets for long range shooting. And some folks just like playing with legal explosives. Go to youtube and search for "tannerite" and see for yourselves. Not everyone that likes seeing things blow up are out to get you. Waiting for more details to see if the explosives were legal or illegal. If they crossed the line, then I have no problem whatsoever with their arrest.


RedEric 3 years, 3 months ago

Most farmers had dynamite to blow stumps. A half stick of dynamite and a bag of fertilizer and the stump goes. I knew a guy we called boom boom Wilson. He was ex green beret and blew explosive for law enforcement. We went with him,. I always rode in the other vehicle, but a big explosion is fun to watch.


bubbavet 3 years, 3 months ago

I would charge the cops and hope the two charged would sue. What a crock of BS. It is like the kid who was kick out of school because they found a steak knife in the back of his truck at school.


Citizen1 3 years, 3 months ago

These two are okay, they took responsibility!


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