Kimball, TN man arrested, 5 pipe bombs found during home probation check

Images: Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept. / MGN

Kimball Police Chief Tim Allison says a total of five bombs were found in a home on 199 Allen Lane during a probation check, along with weapons and materials to create more bombs.

Chief Allison says a woman and a child were home when they arrived on the scene around 4:30pm Central Time.

Chief Allison says Owens' girlfriend told officers she had been trying to leave the house since Saturday, and that Owens was holding her against her will.

The Chattanooga bomb squad safely detonated the bombs Monday night.

Police arrested Christopher Owens, who lives at the home. Eight other people were living in the house, including children.

Chief Allison says Owens was taken into custody without resistance, and cooperated with officers. Police cleared the scene around 10:00pm Central Time.

Owens has been charged with eight counts of reckless endangerment, one for each of the people, and is also charged with kidnapping, felon in possession of a firearm, domestic assault, possession of explosive components, and drug possession.

Kimball Police say Owens was on probation for theft over $1,000.

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office says one person has been arrested after a home probation check Monday afternoon yielded four pipe bombs.

Fire & Rescue, Kimball Police, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Chattanooga bomb squad are on the scene at a home on Allen Lane.

We spoke with Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett who says that a probation officer and a deputy discovered four pipe bombs while checking on a person Monday afternoon.

Burnett says officials backed away from the house as they waited for the bomb squad, as they are not sure what else may be in the home.

NewsChannel 9 has a team on the scene.

This story joins several others in our viewing area and country involving homemade bombs.

Monday morning, a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.

Just last week, a couple was arrested in Trenton, Georgia after police discovered 13 pipe bombs in their home and car.

Depend on us to update this story as soon as we learn more.

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