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Pipe bomb, chemicals used for explosives found in southwest Oklahoma City home

Oklahoma City police found a pipe bomb and various chemicals used to make explosives in the home of a man already facing weapons and drug charges.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: November 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm •  Published: November 7, 2012
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Police found a pipe bomb and various chemicals used to make explosives Wednesday in a southwest Oklahoma City home after they arrested a man whose bond was revoked in another criminal case.

Roger Lee Sherman, 51, was arrested about 8 a.m. Capt. Dexter Nelson said police served a search warrant at his home at 2833 SW 79 last week and found firearms and drugs. Sherman has an ongoing criminal case involving numerous drug and weapons charges. Nelson said the judge in that case revoked Sherman's bond.

After police arrested Sherman on Wednesday at another location, they went back to his house to search again.

“On this second warrant, they found what they believe to be a pipe bomb in the house along with an assortment of hazardous chemicals,” Nelson said.

Nelson said the chemicals found at the house could be used to make explosives. Firefighters and bomb squad technicians worked for hours to determine what the chemicals were and how to safely remove them from the house.

The materials were disposed of at the police bomb range, Nelson said.

Sherman was being held Wednesday at the Oklahoma County jail on the revoked bond, but Nelson said numerous other charges likely will be filed based on the materials police found at his home Wednesday.

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