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LaVergne Teen Arrested After Allegedly Setting Off Explosive Device He Learned About on YouTube

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In LaVergne, authorities have arrested an 18-year old by the name of Jonathan Wooten after he allegedly set off an explosive device in the Lake Forest Subdivision Wednesday night. Kathy Tyson, spokesperson for the City of LaVergne, confirmed the suspects identity on Thursday morning with WGNS.

Evidently the teen set off the explosive device after learning how to make it on YouTube. A second device was detonated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center early Thursday morning and has yet to be released. He was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, violation of probation and possession of explosive components. No one was injured in the explosion.

The arrest of Wooten occurred the same day that a second victim has died due to an explosive device hidden in a package that was received at a home in Lebanon, Tennessee. In that case, 74-year-old bankruptcy lawyer Jon Setzer died after opening the package that was delivered to his Wilson County mailbox. His 72-year-old Marion Setzer, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in the explosion.


Kathy Tyson, Spokesperson for LaVergne
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office


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