EVANS, W.Va. —Authorities in Jackson County believe they found a functioning bomb in the house of an Evans man who talked about detonating a bomb on a school playground.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Blake Ryan Garnes, 20, early Thursday morning after receiving a tip.
The criminal complaint said Garnes admitted to making the bomb. A raid on his home also found writings about his desire to harm children.
A confidential informant said Garnes told him he was going to set the bomb off at Evans Elementary School while children were there.
Garnes is charged with making a terroristic threat and being in possession of an explosive device.
Garnes was arraigned Thursday afternoon and bail was set at $500,000.