Florala chief: No more explosives found; drug charges added for wife

Published 2:23 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole was breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday afternoon.

Bedsole said that the Dothan bomb squad called to Florala Monday afternoon did not find additional explosives at the 7th Avenue home they searched, but charges were filed against another individual in the home.

C. Hardy

K. Hardy

Bedsole said Monday that officers were called to the home regarding a domestic violence situation and that the Department of Human Resources also was called.

Bedsole said that while officers were investigating the incident, they learned there were potentially bombs in the home.

The FPD called the Covington County Emergency Management Agency, who it turn called Dothan Police Bomb Squad to secure the area.

On Monday, the bomb squad found only one explosive and the bomb squad was unable to find anymore, Bedsole said.

Officers also found items used in the manufacture of methamphetamines.

Kelly Wayne Hardy was arrested and charged with manufacturing II and unlawful manufacturing of an explosive device, as well as a possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance, and held on a $560,000 bond.

He was booked into the Covington County Jail.

Also arrested was Carrie Hardy, who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance. She was held on a $13,000.