Three Men Charged with Making Pipe Bomb

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Leakesville, Miss. Three south Mississippi residents have been arrested after authorities found a bomb in a car at the Leakesville state prison.

Federal court papers show John Harberson of Carriere and Scott Jenkins Waits of McHenry were arrested after corrections officers found a pipe bomb in a vehicle Saturday. Both men face federal charges of illegally manufacturing a firearm.

Corrections officials say Robin Baker of Gulfport was also arrested. Baker and Harberson face state charges of possessing an explosive device and possessing contraband at a prison.

Harberson told agents he and Waits had built two pipe bombs Friday. After blowing one up, Harberson said he forgot the other was in the car when he and Baker drove to the prison.

U.S. Magistrate John Roper ordered Waits held without bond Tuesday.

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