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Homemade Bomb Leads To An Arrest

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

On Tuesday April 15, 2003 Lafayette Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Youngsville Police Dept. in reference to a Youngsville Police Officer recovering a suspicious item, possibly an explosive device from a vehicle he had searched. Sheriff’s Office bomb dog alerted on the item indicating explosive material, State Police Bomb Unit was notified and verified the item was a Homemade Bomb, referred to as a Homemade Hand Grenade. The person who was in possession of the device is 18 Year-old John E. Salassi 200 Block of Titan Road in Youngsville. A search warrant for Mr. Salassi’s residence was obtained but no other devices were found. John Salassi has been charged with Manufacture and Possession of a Delay Device.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Sheriff's Office