Arrested, Shaver said, were John Franklin Ingram, 42, and Rebecca Pierce Ingram, 39, who were charged with three counts of manufacturing a destructive device which is a Class B Felony.
Cedar Bluff Police received a 911 call in reference to multiple loud explosions in the area of Alabama Hwy 68 near the Cobia Bridge, Shaver said. Cedar Bluff Officer Jason Oneal responded to the area and spoke with the complainant. Officer Oneal was able to locate several explosive devices near a residence close to the complainants residence. Cedar Bluff Police Chief Steve Walden arrived at the location and contacted the ABI Bomb Squad who responded to the scene. Cherokee County
Sheriff’s Office Investigator Shawn Rogers and Deputy State Fire Marshal Ray Cumby were also contacted and responded to the scene. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the two were responsible for the manufacturing of the devices. They are currently being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.
Sheriff Shaver wants to remind the citizens of Cherokee County that any device that is manufactured to cause any type of explosion violates Alabama Law unless, such device(s) are manufactured by a licensed professional and is approved by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office.