Cache County man charged with felony recklessness with incendiary device

Jeffrey Randy Toombs. Photo: Cache County

PROVIDENCE, Utah, April 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Providence man has been charged with felony recklessness involving one or more incendiary devices.

Jeffrey Randy Toombs, 21, has been booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of the two counts of recklessness — incendiary device, a second-degree felony; and one count of reckless endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor.

No additional information has been released regarding the nature of the devices or the initial medical call to which deputies responded on Wednesday.

Investigators from the FBI and ATF were summoned to the Providence home after Cache County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a medical call found Toombs, injured, and what appeared to explosive materials.

“When they (deputies) arrived at the residence in Providence, they discovered the explosive material and contacted our local bomb squad,” says a statement released Wednesday by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. “Due to the nature of the material found, the FBI and ATF were contacted to assist with the investigation.”

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Nearby residences were evacuated or those inside were asked to shelter in place, the statement said. Those who evacuated were allowed to return to their homes after the scene was declared safe, the statement says.

“This is an ongoing investigation and will continue for the next few days,” the Cache County Sheriff’s Office statement says.

Two nearby roads were closed during the initial investigation, as was The Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery Charter School (at 170 Spring Creek Parkway). The charter school remains closed on Thursday.

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