High Point man arrested, charged with owning weapon of mass destruction

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James Timothy Steedman

James Timothy Steedman

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, according to a High Point Police Department news release.

James Timothy Steedman, 55, of High Point, was arrested after officers were sent to a home on Crowne Lake Circle when workers reported they had found explosive devices.

The Greensboro Police Department Bomb Squad responded along with ATF agents to assist the HPPD.

During an investigation, evidence was seized from the apartment and Steedman was found and arrested at the Red Roof Inn in Greensboro.

Another suspicious package was found in the room at the Red Roof Inn.

Steedman was charged with seven counts of possession of a weapon of mass destruction and given a
$4,000 secured bond.

Officers moved the 17 devices to another location to detonate them.

Once they are detonated, officers bring all the pieces back as evidence for the case.

Police do not currently know why Steedman had the explosives.

He is in the Guilford County Jail. A search warrant is being executed at this time on Crowne Lake Circle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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