Dougherty County police say they have arrested Timothy Lane Anderson, Sr., 48, who is the father to the 20 year old arrested in connection with bombs at the Flint River Dam on Sunday, Timothy Lane Anderson, Jr.
Anderson, Sr., is charged with six counts of manufacturing a destructive explosive device. The father made the five devices found at the dam as well as the one found at the residence that police searched, according to Capt. James Sexton with DCP.
Sexton says that according to the father, the Andersons were making the explosives for the fun of blowing them up and watching them explode.
He says the components used to make the bombs, which Sexton describes as "a large firecracker," were purchased online and are not illegal to purchase. Sexton says, however, that they are illegal when used to make an explosive. He says there was no terroristic link to the creation of these explosives.