Deputies: Possible explosive device thrown toward residence

Published 2:54 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Carter County deputies found two potential homemade explosive devices on Sunday.
The deputies responded to the area of 181 Smith Ave., where a man had reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion or gunshots at a mobile home across the street.
According to reports, the deputies spoke to Arial Ilene Wright who resides at 148 Betterly Place. She informed them that she was talking with her ex-boyfriend, Britton Marshall Babb, who was in his truck in her driveway.
Wright asked Babb to leave and he did so. She further stated that less than five minutes later she heard a loud noise. She told deputies that she was outside at the time and saw her ex-boyfriend drive by the backside of her home, at which time he allegedly threw something out of his truck.
Deputy Dennis Brown, who filed the report, along with Deputy Burchfield checked the wooded area behind Wright’s home where they located two plastic bottles containing aluminum foil. At least one bottle appeared to be exploded due to pressure.
Brown wrote that based on his law enforcement experience and training that a plastic bottle with aluminum foil and Drano will explode due to the pressure created by a chemical reaction of the components.
Photos were taken and Wright was advised to obtain an order of protection against Babb.

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