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.
“... (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.