On March 9th at about 5:27 PM, a female caller reported to the Pacific County Communications Center that her ex-boyfriend had sent her electronic images of what appeared to be an explosive device that he had manufactured. Deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office were advised of the matter and made contact with the female caller. She provided deputies with the images that were sent to her of the suspected explosive device.
Deputies viewed the images and they appeared to contain the various stages of the explosive device being constructed. The images showed what appeared to be the contents or materials used to pack into the device. Deputies noticed what appeared to be packets of gun powder, copper and lead bullets and pellets from a shotgun shell within the device. One of the images depicted the device being held in a hand which the female identified as belonging to her ex-boyfriend due to the jacket sleeve in the photo.
The caller advised that she didn’t know why her ex-boyfriend had sent her the
Deputies contacted and attempted to contact residents in the general area of the suspect residence to advise them of the situation in the event of an explosion
Deputies were able to detain Justice V. Webb, age 24, of Ocean Park regarding the incident. A search warrant for his residence, located in the 26200
Webb was questioned about the incident further and he led deputies to a freshly dug spot in his back yard. He explained to deputies that he had buried the device. The WSP Explosives Unit excavated the device from the ground and safely analyzed it. The device did contain gun powder, pellets