S. Ind. man accused of planting homemade bomb in woman's truck

S. Ind. man accused of planting homemade bomb in woman's truck

Fifty-two-year-old Hugh K. Garner Jr. of Bloomfield was arrested on a warrant for charges of attempted arson, intimidation and criminal mischief.

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana man has been charged with placing a homemade bomb under the hood of a woman's truck.

   Fifty-two-year-old Hugh K. Garner Jr. of Bloomfield was released from Monroe County Jail Saturday after posting a $50,000 bond. Police had arrested him on a warrant for charges of attempted arson, intimidation and criminal mischief.

   The Herald-Times of Bloomington reports (http://bit.ly/N9pSRH ) that the woman told police she found a threatening note under her truck's windshield wiper Feb. 1 while it was parked in a Bloomington lot and discovered the bomb after the vehicle had engine trouble and she and a friend popped the hood.

   Police said the bomb was a soda bottle with gasoline with a spark plug taped to the cap.

   Police also said the woman and Garner are acquainted.
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   Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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