Pipe Bomb Suspect Identity Released
David A. Dougherty, 41, of Cuyahoga Falls, faces two felony charges in connection with Saturday's pipe bomb seizure on Washington Ave.
David A. Dougherty, 41, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Saturday after the Summit County Bomb Squad found five pipe bombs and bomb making materials in his home, located at 1116 Washington Ave.
Dougherty was charged with unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, a fifth-degree Felony; and illegal manufacturing or processing explosives, a second-degree felony, according to Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman.
On Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m., Cuyahoga Falls Fire and EMS requested backup when Dougherty resisted paramedics that had entered his home to treat him for a medical emergency.
As Cuyahoga Falls Police officers arrived, paramedics informed them of the makeshift explosives, said Guldeman.
Summit County sheriffs, the Summit County Bomb Squad and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents responded to the scene and cordoned off the area.
Once the bomb squad removed the makeshift explosives, “(Cuyahoga Falls) patrol officers and detectives executed a search warrant at the residence. (They) collected evidence, which included chemicals, and a small marijuana grow operation,” said Guldeman.
Dougherty was taken to an area hospital, treated and released into police custody.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
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