East Texas authorities successfully detonated a suspicious device Tuesday night in a Spring Hill neighborhood home, and now authorities have released the identity of the man they arrested afterwards.
James Earl Faye was charged with a felony weapons charge, and possession of explosive components.
It started when Longview police were called to a domestic dispute in the 3700 block of Kriss Street around 5:30 pm Tuesday. When they got there, a man allegedly involved in the dispute had left, but a pipe-like device was found, along with other materials.
The neighborhood was tied off while ATF agents went inside to get the device, which was safely detonated around 7:30 pm.
"The ATF assists smaller agencies, such as Longview. We don't have a bomb unit or a bomb disposal unit, so the ATF would come to the scene and assist by removing the device, detonating it if that is indeed what it is, and then determining what it is made of and what kind of charges would be filed based on those ingredients," said Officer Keven Brownlee with the Longview Police department.
Just a short time after the detonation, Longview Police were able to arrest Faye. He'll be arraigned in federal court later today.
LaKecia Shockley, Reporting email@example.com