Arrest possible after man injures self with ‘explosive materials’
DALLAS, S.D. -- Authorities are investigating an incident that occurred Nov. 26 in Dallas, S.D., in which "explosive materials" injured a man in his home and could lead to an arrest, the Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.
DALLAS, S.D. - Authorities are investigating an incident that occurred Nov. 26 in Dallas, S.D., in which “explosive materials” injured a man in his home and could lead to an arrest, the Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.
Martin Rezac, of Dallas, was injured and taken to the hospital by ambulance, said Gregory County Sheriff Tim Drey.
A Gregory County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a man who had burned his own hand in his home, Drey said. A second call was received that said windows were blown out of the man’s residence from an explosion.
Sara Rabern, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, said the man was injured “due to explosives in his possession.”
Rabern said when local law enforcement arrived, they called DCI officers because there were a number of “what they believed to be chemicals” in the residence.
Further examination by DCI, Rabern said, indicated explosive materials.
Dallas, S.D., is in south-central South Dakota about 22 miles southeast of Winner.
The Gregory Times-Advocate on Wednesday reported “the explosives weren’t meth production chemicals” and there were “several pipe bombs in the house.”
The newspaper also reported, through Dallas Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brad Kahler, “There was no threat to any other people or property from the explosion.”
“I’m glad it ended the way it did and nobody else got hurt,” Kahler told the Gregory Times-Advocate. “In our small community, it’s very scary to have something like this going on.”
No other information is immediately available due to an ongoing investigation.