Tazewell County man found in possession of explosives, bomb maki - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Tazewell County man found in possession of explosives, bomb making materials


Police in Tazewell County are investigating a situation involving a residence where articles related to use and possession of narcotics as well as numerous firearms, ammunition and evidence of bomb making materials where found. 

On the morning of March 3rd Tazewell County deputies were called to respond to an address in the Tannersville area of Tazewell County regarding Louis MacDowell,  and reports of erratic behavior he was exhibiting. Upon arrival deputies were able to determine that MacDowell may be suffering from some sort of altered mental state. Police say  MacDowell was taken into custody for safety reasons. 

Prior to their arrival at MacDowell's residence information was obtained that there may be explosives inside the residence. The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad and members of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Tactical teams were dispatched to the home.

 A search of the residence and found firearms, ammunition and evidence of bomb making materials. The Bomb Squad safely detonated some devises on scene and recovered evidence that MacDowell was manufacturing explosive devices.

According to a release by the Tazewell County Sheriff's Department, MacDowell is receiving health related services and there are charges pending upon his return to Tazewell County. This is an active investigation and no further information can be released at this time.

Powered by Frankly