Bomb found in Florala home

Published 7:40 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

What began as a domestic call in Florala Monday afternoon ended with the Dothan Police Bomb Squad on the scene and a local man charged with manufacturing meth and making explosives.

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole said officers were called to a home on 7th Avenue regarding a domestic violence situation. The Department of Human Resources was also called.

Bedsole said that while officers were investigating the incident, they learned there were potentially bombs in the home. As a result, the FPD notified EMA, who called the Dothan Police Bomb Squad to secure the area.

At press time, Bedsole said they had found one explosive and the bomb squad was working to locate two others. Officers also found items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The suspect, Kelly Wayne Hardy, gave consent to search the home, the chief said.

Hardy was charged with manufacturing II and unlawful manufacturing of an explosive device. Both are Class B felonies.

If convicted, Hardy faces two to 20 years per charge in prison and fines up to $30,000.

He was booked into the Covington County Jail.

The Star-News will update when more details become available.