- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a fingerprint has led them to arrest a man who placed a pipe bomb near small propane tanks in a Walmart in the North Carolina mountains.

Officials say there were no serious injuries at the store in Sylva when the bomb exploded in September 2007.

Federal court records say Larry Bowlsby’s fingerprint was found on a shopping cart after the explosion. Initially, it didn’t match any prints in the federal system, but agents ran it again this year.

Authorities say Bowlsby was convicted after four incendiary devices made with tennis balls were found in his car in Colorado in 2009.

Prosecutors say Bowlsby was captured on surveillance video in the Sylva Walmart pushing a cart and leaving an object behind.

It wasn’t known if Bowlsby had a lawyer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide