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Man and teen charged with making homemade bombs in Leesville home

Leesville, SC - A Lexington County man and teenager have been charged with making homemade bombs after explosive materials were found at the man’s Leesville home.

Peter John Munson, 57, was charged with possessing or threatening to use a destructive device, according to the arrest warrant. Munson turned himself in at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department this morning.

The teen, who is not being identified because he’s under the age of 17, was also charged with possessing or threatening to use a destructive device and released to the custody of a parent.

“This case started this week with a community tip to one of our school resource officers about a threat made against White Knoll Middle School,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Our investigation led us to Munson’s home, where detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday. They found a homemade explosive mixture as well as items and chemicals used to produce incendiary devices.”

Evidence of a used incendiary device was located in Munson’s yard, according to Koon.

Munson is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

The teenager will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date.

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