Arrest Made for Homemade Explosive Device Detonation

(HUNTINGBURG) – A Dubois County man was arrested Thursday after police received a report of suspicious packages in the 300 block of East 4th Street.

Police say one of those packages was made to look like an explosive device and contained combustible materials.

Police were able to locate a suspect and obtained a search warrant.

Jordan Brown

Police arrested 35-year-old Jordan Brown on a charge of possession of a destructive device.

Police also believe Brown is responsible for loud explosions that occurred on December 20 and January 1. On December 20, an explosion occurred near the intersection of Fifth and Geiger streets. Then on January 1, police received a report of a loud explosion near the intersection of First and Chestnut streets.

Police say they determined Brown was responsible for detonating a homemade explosive device on December 20, 2020.

Police are still investigating the suspicious package case.

If you have any information about the package call the anonymous tip line at 812-684-2992.