A California man who police say had five pipe bombs in his vehicle and "other components" that could be used to make destructive devices was arrested last week.
According to The Appeal Democrat, 60-year-old Jeffrey Dickerson was arrested during a traffic stop a little before 11 p.m. Sept. 4, when police say they found a can of pepper spray in his black Toyota Tacoma. Because Dickerson is a felon, he is not allowed to have pepper spray in his possession.
The traffic stop took place on Franklin Road, north of Walton Road in Yuba City.
The Appeal Democrat reported that an arrest was made, and police with the Sutter County Sheriff's Office began to search his vehicle. They allegedly found “what appeared to be five pipe bombs, a black powder handgun, and other components that could possibly be used to make destructive devices.”
Deputies then blocked off the area and called in the Butte County Bomb Squad, according to The Appeal Democrat.
“A team from Butte County responded and determined the items were pipe bombs,” Sutter County Sheriff Scott Smallwood said in a statement. “They collected all items and rendered them safe.”
Dickerson was booked into Sutter County jail, where he remains and faces charges including felon in possession of firearms and possession of pipe bombs. His bail was set at $500,000.