TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man was arrested Saturday following an investigation into an improvised explosive device found at the Terre Haute Police Department.
Curtis Hogan, 50, was taken to the Vigo County Jail on charges of arson and possession of an explosive device. He appeared in court Monday where his bond was set at $50,000 cash only.
Police Chief Shawn Keen reported that just before 1 a.m. Saturday, officers discovered a small fire on the west side of the police department near two double doors. After extinguishing the fire, they discovered that the device was a gas canister that had been converted into an IED. No one was injured.
According to court documents, the cannister contained .22 long rifle ammunition, paint thinner and nails.
Hogan is scheduled to appear in court for an initial hearing Thursday.
Anyone with information in the case should contact Detective Brad Rumsey at (812) 538-3766 or messages left at (812) 244-2667.