- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A judge set bond at $1 million for a Sioux Falls man accused of having illegal weapons and explosives materials in his home.

Darren Kyle Zafft, 29, appeared in court on Friday. He and 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Cash were arrested Thursday on multiple weapons-related charges. Cash’s bond was set at $5,000.

It wasn’t immediately known whether either defendant has an attorney. A phone listing for Zafft was not working Saturday, and one for Cash could not be found.

The investigation began after the neighbor of a townhouse noticed a bullet hole in a wall between the two homes on Sunday. The person later found a .22-caliber slug in a mattress. Police said it’s unclear when a gun was fired.

The property manager went into the adjoining house and saw weapons. Police obtained a search warrant and found items to make explosives and more than 100 guns, some of them illegally modified.



Police spokesman Sam Clemens said several of the guns police found had been modified with shortened barrels. He also said all explosive components, such as grenades, were taken out of the home.

The Sioux Falls Police Bomb Squad will be testing the devices to see if they are active, Clemens said.

“This could have been an extremely dangerous situation, especially if these devices had gone off,” he said.

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