partlycloudy
Thursday May 26th, 2016 10:36PM

Rabun County explosive device investigated

By Rob Moore Reporter
TIGER - Rabun County officials and the GBI are continuing their investigation of who built and planted an explosive device found Friday afternoon north of Tiger.

According to Sheriff Frank Andrews, Rabun County Chief Deputy John Crane and Rabun County's explosive detection K-9 Pinda responded between 2 and 2:30 p.m. to a 9-1-1 report of a suspicious package on Old Highway 441 South, just north of the Tiger city limits.

Upon Crane's arrival, he observed an item consistent with a homemade explosive device. That item was located in the yard of an 82-year-old woman. The woman's son dialed 9-1-1 after discovering the package.

The K-9 Pinda alerted, indicating explosive components within the package, Andrews said.

Rabun County requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Detection Unit, who successfully disarmed the device and collected the remains as evidence, Andrews said.

Late Sunday night, Rabun County Chief Investigator Gerald Johnson said investigators are exploring persons of interest in the case, but had not yet made an arrest. The case remains under investigation.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 2 years ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 2 years ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
AUDIO: Legal expert discusses federal lawsuits levied by eleven states over transgender bathroom policies
Georgia recently joined ten other states in deciding to sue the federal government over policies that would allow transgender students to use the school bathroom of their choice. Legal expert Byron Henry joined the Afternoon News Wrap this week to discuss how the battle may shake out once the dust has settled.
By Afternoon News Wrap
10:27PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Hall Commissioners concerned smaller houses could lead to bigger issues
Hall County Commissioners have asked county staff members to help them get ready for the potential arrival of a “reality-TV reality” in Hall County.
9:41PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Authorities release more details in Dawsonville Highway crash that injured six
Six people were transported to the hospital — one by air ambulance — following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:08PM ( 2 hours ago )
Two arrested in separate Gainesville child porn investigations
Two Gainesville men were arrested in separate investigations for child pornography Wednesday.
4:08PM ( 6 hours ago )
State patrol chopper practices water drops on Lanier island fire
​A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dumped water on an island fire in Lake Lanier yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but not to extinguish it.
1:44PM ( 8 hours ago )