Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man Wanted for Manufacturing / Planting Explosive Device

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division is reporting the arrest of Christopher Bolton of Silver Spring, MD, this morning for an arrest warrant dated February 7, 2012 for manufacturing or possession of a destructive device.
According to the warrant, filed by the Office of the Fire Marshal, in September of 2011 Bolton became angered by a disagreement with the victim in the case. The warrant indicates that Bolton threatened to kill the victim and subsequently began building a device consisting of screws, batteries, .40 caliber ammunition rounds, and an undetermined liquid in a plastic bottle.

On February 7, 2012, the explosive device was discovered in a shed at a residence located on Maple Trail, in Aquasco MD. The device was safely removed by the Office of the Fire Marshall’s Bomb Squad and a warrant for Bolton’s arrest was issued. Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive division began an investigation into Bolton’s whereabouts.  On February 22, 2012, deputies, with the assistance of members from the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, located and apprehended Bolton at a Montgomery County address.

Bolton was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, where he is being held on a $750,000.00 bond. Bolton is charged with Manufacturing or Possession of a Destructive Device.

For more information in this case contact  the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-2773

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