Durant man charged with detonating bomb outside of women's shelter

Wednesday, July 14th 2004, 5:41 am
By: News On 6

(Durant-AP) -- A Durant man has been arrested and charged with detonating an acetylene bomb outside the Durant women's crisis shelter.

The bomb exploded inside a trash bin late Saturday night.

Police connected the scorched trash bin to the remains of the bomb, which is made from acetylene gas used primarily in cutting torches.

A woman at the shelter alerted police that her husband might have been involved.

A search warrant for the home of Donald Craig Baxter revealed bomb-making components, and Baxter was placed under arrest.

A bomb expert says the acetylene was as powerful as about half a stick of dynamite and could have seriously injured someone standing nearby.

Baxter's bond has been set at $100,000.