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.


Blake Garnes was arrested on numerous charges Thursday.

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.

(Read criminal complaint here)

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.

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  • Tom

    LOL @ the full SSN on here. Hopefully you hackers will COMPLETELY ruin this guy. IF he's found guilty, of course.


    By the way, my child would have started at Evans elementary..kindergarten this year. Am seriously considering a different school. What if he didn't get taken into custody?? My child would have been killed. Blakes step mom is standing up for him on Topix.com...DISGUSTING!!!


    Everyone will be happy to hear. He walked into his pod and got the blood beat out of him, blood splattered to the ceiling. And the guard walked in without writing up the good man who did it and said "Justice served"...when he gets out, protect your children.

    • Tom

      Oh boy I hope this is true!!

      • all true

        Trust me, its true. My husband is the one who did it.

  • jay zoom

    if any of our legislative leaders reads this article you need to wake up and pass a bill allowing the death penalty in West Virginia if you don't believe in one get the hell out of office. and if the Govenor won't sign it runhim the hell out to. If this loser was allowed to carry out his plans he could of killed many children and others. but If one of them wasn't your child or grandchild (elected official) you probably could care less. Monongahelia county legislatures lets get the ball rolling. People (men or women) need to die 24 hours after conviction. Or better yet an officer of the law should of put a bullet between the suspects eyes upon arrest claiming he or she thought the suspect pulled a weapon. GOD BLESS WEST VIRGINIA

    • Tom


  • Jonus Grumby

    This guy is nothing more than a shameless coward. He needs to die in prison.


    They should of saved a lot of time and money when they went to serve the warrant and just shot him in the head. JUSTICE SERVED


    sounds like this low life needs hung from a oak tree by the end of next week!!! at his age & with current thoughts of his evil mind! if he is ever lose children & humans are in grave danger!! I'M sure if you check his back ground he's murdered several animals already!! and children were to be his next thrill!!!

  • Diaspora

    This man is a terrorist. The only mention of him being a terrorist is the charge of "terroristic threatening". He is nothing short of a low-down, want-to-be child killer, terrorist. Of course, that is, if and when he is convicted. Why are posters afraid of labeling the white insurrectionists as terrorists?

  • ViennaGuy

    20 years old and wants to bomb playgrounds?

    Boy, isn't he a savory sort. Talk about someone with issues.

  • Mason County Contrarian

    One of those little fourth-grade rascals must have bullied him.

  • william

    Those Damn BOMBS again,
    There should be a law against having bombs
    Banned those things

    • Hailey

      Stupid... This is a serious story, thanks Willie

  • BH

    He should be held without the opportunity to make bail. $500,000.00 is too low.

  • justin

    Cut his head off

  • Archie

    This punk needs exterminated like a cockroach.

  • Scott

    Thankfully someone did the right thing and notified the authorities.