A Grovetown woman was arrested early Wednesday for having an explosive device at a Martinez hotel.
Amy Kathleen Dodd, 24, of the 5200 block of Columbia Road, was charged with possession/manufacturing a destructive device and is currently being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on a $10,100 bond, according to jail records.
At about 12:45 a.m., authorities got a call about an explosive device in a room at the Georgia Inn Augusta at 434 S. Belair Road in Martinez. Deputies found a prescription medication bottle containing a .38- caliber bullet, potassium nitrate, matches and a wick inside room 222, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
The hotel was evacuated and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad disarmed the device, making it safe, according to Morris.
A witness told deputies that Dodd showed her the device and told her not to worry because it wasn’t for the hotel, but for a person who killed someone in Hephzibah, according to Morris.
No more details about the incident were immediately available.