Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson

A Woodstock man faces charges in Cherokee County Superior Court after allegedly setting off an explosion in his home in February.

Andrew Davidson, 30, was arrested and charged with a felony count of attempt or conspire to commit an offense involving explosives or destructive devices on Monday, according to court documents.

A warrant issued for his arrest claims Davidson detonated a combination of chemicals, knowing they would result in an explosion, in a cast iron skillet at about 2:45 a.m. Feb. 15 at his residence on Huntcliff Road in Woodstock. Davidson was transported to the hospital for treatment of an injury to his leg following the explosion, according to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Police officers discovered Davidson was in possession of materials that can be combined to form an explosive.

Davidson was arrested on Feb. 23 and transported to the Cherokee County jail where he is being held without bond.

Neighbors provided the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division with video footage of what they suspected was the explosion on Feb. 15, which they claim to have felt in their homes, according to a press release the Sheriff’s Office released a week after his arrest.

“The Criminal Investigations Division, working in conjunction with federal authorities, executed a search warrant and determined the suspect had detonated an improvised device at the location,” spokeswoman Sgt. Marianne Kelley said. “The suspect had explosive materials, which when mixed together could make an explosive device, in addition to other materials commonly used for bomb making.”

He is scheduled to appear before Chief Judge Jackson Harris for a bond hearing at 9 a.m. March 9, according to court documents.

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Madison Hogan is a reporter for the Cherokee Tribune and Cherokee Ledger-News and lives in the county. You can reach her at mhogan@cherokeetribune.com.

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