A 45-year-old man faces several charges after detonating a bomb behind a Medford store, according to a release from Medford Police.
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, police responded to several witness reports of a man making a pipe bomb behind the North Medford Fred Meyer.
Witnesses watched the man, who reportedly set the bomb off in a nearby field. The bomb created a loud explosion.
Officers arrived and detained Justin William Keaton, 45, no address.
The device was found by police, which was described by police as a metal pipe containing gun powder and other items. Additionally, police say they found Keaton to be in possession of two pounds of gun powder and a cannon fuse.
Keaton was arrested and taken to Jackson County Jail on charges of possession of a destructive device, unlawful manufacture of a destructive device, and possession of methamphetamine.