Man arrested after officers find something unusual in his car

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

MOUNT PLEASANT, TX - A bomb disposal team detonated an "improvised explosive device" that was found in a vehicle Tuesday night.

The device was discovered when officers responded to a disturbance call and found two people arguing in their vehicles. Authorities searched one of the vehicles and found the explosive device.

Officers secured the scene and called Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms who arrived shortly. ATF in turn called Bossier City's bomb disposal team who "felt that the safest course of action to take was to detonate the device."

Casey Mochman, 26, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (3rd degree felony). He is being held in the Titus County jail. If convicted, he could face up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000.