LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A local man is being held at the Pulaski County Jail after being found in possession of 16 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
James Patrick Huff, 47, was booked Monday afternoon.
He is facing a string of charges for Criminal Use of a Prohibited Weapon, as well as Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons and Failure to Appear.
According to an arrest affidavit for Huff, the investigation began May 1 after the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) says two pipe bombs were found at an address in the 16000 block of Ironton Road.
The PCSO says Huff confessed to having and handling the bombs as well as having buried 50 bombs in the yard of his home about a mile and a half away in the 18000 block of Amazon Lane.
The affidavit states those pipe bombs were buried near a camper.
The PCSO and officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched the Amazon Lane property after Huff’s mother gave them permission. They say the search turned up a metal canister buried in the yard that contained 14 IEDs (see photos below).