State police in Clarion have charged a 47-year-old Knox man with various charges, including three second-degree felony charges of possession of weapons of mass destruction after police said they were alerted to three homemade pipe bombs at his residence.
Shawn Michael Reedy also faces seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana, all as unclassified misdemeanors; one count of making, possessing or repairing an offensive weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor; and recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.
According to court documents, an incident occurred Aug. 24 at Reedy’s home on Tippecanoe Road in Beaver Township, during which Reedy threatened to kill an adult female victim. Reedy is charged separately in that incident with making terroristic threats and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
The woman told police she found a bag inside the entrance door of the home containing three homemade pipe bombs, and a .45-caliber handgun she knew belonged to Reedy, the documents said. The items in the bag were covered by clothing.
According to the documents, the woman told police she also found inside a container in the bag holding a multicolored “bong,” a red grinder, five “blunts,” four packages of wrapping papers, a glass smoking device, an amber-colored container with unspecified residue, part of a vape pen with unspecified residue and seven black capsules of unspecified powder.
The woman told police she also found a glass jar with suspected marijuana in the saddlebags on Reedy’s motorcycle at the residence, the documents said.
The woman told police none of the items belonged to her and that they all belonged to Reedy, the documents said.
Police, the documents said, also spoke to a male living at the residence, who told police none of the items were his and he believed they all belonged to Reedy.
According to the documents, the male told police that Reedy had told him on Aug. 24 that he (Reedy) was going to kill the female living at the residence, and also said he had pipe bombs.
According to the documents, Reedy asked the male if he wanted to see the bombs, but the male declined the offer.
Police had the pipe bombs analyzed at the state police lab in Harrisburg, which determined the pipes contained two substances that when mixed and shocked could cause an explosion, according to the documents.
Reedy was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Jarah Heeter in Knox and placed in the Clarion County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Reedy is also facing felony burglary charges and misdemeanor charges of witness or victim intimidation related to a Sept. 9 incident in Beaver Township, according to court records.
Reedy is scheduled for an Oct. 27 preliminary hearing on the latest charges.