(AP) – A southeast Missouri man faces charges accusing him of
threatening to blow up a fireworks store with his burning car.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 39-year-old Jerod Anthony Dockins faces
felony charges, including assault/attempted assault on law-enforcement officers,
making a terrorist threat and resisting arrest.
The sheriff’s department says he’s accused of threatening to blow up the
Boomland fireworks store last week after he doused himself with gasoline and
drove to the store.
Authorities evacuated customers and staff from the store and nearby businesses
while they talked to the suspect, who then ignited the inside of the car.
Deputies pulled the man from the burning car and dragged him to safety as
firefighters extinguished the vehicle.
A lawyer listed for Dockins didn’t immediately return a message seeking
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