Oxford police discover pipe bomb in burglary suspect’s truck
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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Local law enforcement prepare to pull a pipe bomb out of a burglary suspect's truck. Police discovered the device after pulling the suspect over on beck Road in Eastaboga Friday.  No one was injured this afternoon when the Jefferson County Bomb Squad detonated the bomb. Photo by Eddie Burkhalter.
Local law enforcement prepare to pull a pipe bomb out of a burglary suspect's truck. Police discovered the device after pulling the suspect over on beck Road in Eastaboga Friday. No one was injured this afternoon when the Jefferson County Bomb Squad detonated the bomb. Photo by Eddie Burkhalter.
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OXFORD — No one was injured Friday afternoon when the Jefferson County Bomb Squad detonated a pipe bomb discovered in a burglary suspect’s truck in the Eastaboga community.

Oxford police found the device after arresting an Anniston man in connection with the burglary of a vacant home on Burtram Drive.

Oxford police Lt. L.G. Owens said his department responded to the burglary call at 10:26 a.m. He said witnesses gave a description of the suspect and his car — a red Ford Ranger.

Officers located the suspect, Johnny Wade Stevens, 34, of Anniston, less than a mile from the scene, and pulled him over on the 1400 block of Beck Road.

Police discovered the pipe bomb inside the cab of Stevens’ truck, Owens said.

According to Owen, Stevens is charged with burglary. Stevens was still in custody in Oxford City Jail Friday evening.

Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.



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