Authorities Find Potentially Explosive Devices At Adams County Home (PHOTOS)

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Authorities Find Potentially Explosive Devices At Adams County Home (PHOTOS)

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    Zachary Fiechter, 18, of Adams County

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August 8, 2014 Updated Aug 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM EDT

ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) - An Adams County man is police custody after an investigation led to the discovery of what are being called "destructive devices."

The Adams County Sheriff's Department began its investigation Friday morning when acting on a report of Zachary Fiechter, 18, of rural Adams County, was using a firearm dangerously.

The investigation led to additional information that Fiechter had potentially explosive devices at his parents' house.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department obtained a warrant to search the property, 5100 block of W. 300 S-1, Bluffton (which is in Adams County).

Multiple destructive devices were found on the property and removed, Sheriff Shane Reckeweg, R-Adams County, said at a Friday evening press conference.

Bomb squad technicians from the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Department and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms will analyze the devices, Reckeweg adds.

Reckeweg would not say when or where the devices might have been used.

However, the Bluffton Police Department confirmed with 21Alive that it received information that there might have been an explosive device inside Kingdom Academy of Bluffton, a K-12 Apostolic Christian Church school, at 225 Ferguson Park Ct.

A search of the school by Bluffton police and Allen County bomb squad technicians found no devices, Bluffton police say.

Fiechter is arrested on preliminary charges of dangerous control of a firearm, a Class C Felony.

No charges have been filed in the investigation of the Adams County property.

Fiechter's parents were cooperative in the investigation, according to the Adams County Prosecutor's Office.

Reckeweg says additional information will be sent to the Adams County Prosecutor's Office, which will determine what, if any, other charges are filed.




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