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Woman arrested for homemade bomb at Martinez hotel

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 9:52am

A Grovetown woman was arrested early Wednesday for having an explosive device at a Martinez hotel.

Amy Dodd, 24, of Grovetown, was charged with possession/manufacturing a destructive device and is currently being held at the Columbia County Detention Center, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

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 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.

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