Officials from the St Landry community were alerted to the possible existence of an explosive device and, following an investigation, an arrest was made.
According to the St Landry Parish Office Facebook page, their office received information that a man from Opelousas was allegedly making a bomb.
After receiving clearance to search the suspect’s home, detectives approached the suspect, Michael Roy Williams, outside his home for questioning.
At the time, Williams told authorities that he had in fact “designed an improvised explosive device.
The device was described as resembling a pipe bomb.
After searching the apartment, the bomb squad was able to locate the device and bring it to safety.
The arrest of the suspect on Oct. 14, 2022 is the second arrest in the past week, according to the St. Landry Township Sheriff’s Office. Williams had been arrested just three days earlier for alleged crimes against juveniles.
The previous arrest came after he was accused of possession of pornography involving minors.
The latest arrest charges Williams with making and possessing a bomb and comes with $10,000 bail.
Michael Roy Williams, 57 years old
White / Male
1499 Highway 104
Opelousas, LA., 70570
Making and owning a bomb
Keep in mind that you can make bombs at home if you don’t have a proper state explosives license or permit.
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