Bomb discovery leads to explosive possession charge

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Jeremiah Bridges, 38 Jeremiah Bridges, 38

RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) – A man accused of leaving a bomb, child and dog alone in a car now faces charges.

Jeremiah Bridges, 38, now faces charges for endangering the life of a child, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of an explosive.

Rantoul police say they discovered the alleged bomb, the animal and a 12-year-old boy, along with weapons and ammunition, in a truck Wednesday morning near the intersection of U.S. Route 45 and Letchworth Avenue. Officers spent the day chasing down Bridges before making the arrest.

A bomb squad removed the possible bomb from the truck and took it to a remote place to make sure it wasn’t dangerous.

The investigation into the Bridges case continues Thursday.

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