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Grifton man charged with making improvised explosive devices

GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) - A Grifton mas has been charged with making improvised explosive devices.

Joshua C. Foster Jr., 34, originally arrested on Sunday in connection to a domestic violence incident, according to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Following Foster's arrest, authorities learned there were four improvised explosive devices located at a home on McCotter Drive in the Forest Acres Subdivision in Grifton.

In addition to the Grifton Police Department, the NC SBI Bomb Squad, the ATF, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Grifton EMS, and the Grifton Fire Department were all called to the scene.

The explosive devices were safely detonated by the bomb squad, the Sheriff's Office said.

No one was injured.

Foster was initially charged with breaking and entering to terrorize, theft, assault on female and misdemeanor of domestic criminal trespass.

Foster has now also been charged with four counts of manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.

Foster was sent to the Pitt County Detention Center and was given a bond of more than $1 million.


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