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Police: Davenport man arrested, charged with setting off pipe bomb Wednesday

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Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport man was arrested after a pipe bomb went off in a boat Wednesday.

Jon Kucharo, 46, is charged with 2nd-degree arson and four counts of possession of an incendiary device. All four charges are a Class C felony punishable by 10 years in prison.

According to an arrest affidavit, Davenport police responded about 7:57 a.m. to the 1700 block of Spring Street for a pipe bomb being detonated in a pontoon boat. Damages were greater than $750.

Officers searched Kucharo’s vehicle and found containers of black powder and fuse material, according to the affidavit. His cell phone had multiple videos of four pipe bombs, similar to the one found in the boat, in the front seat of the vehicle.

Kucharo was taken into custody in the 1600 block of West 12th Street, according to police in a media release.

In a joint investigation, Davenport police were aided by the QC Bomb Squad, Iowa DCI, FBI and ATF, police said.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing.

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