Teen Accused Of Using Explosives

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A Watertown teenager is facing several charges in connection with two separate incidents in Copenhagen, including one allegedly involving explosive devices.

Lewis County sheriff's deputies say 17 year old Joshua Beaumont allegedly threw two plastic bottles containing an explosive against a home on Cataract Street on September 7.
 
The devices did not explode and when deputies arrived, they called soldiers from Fort Drum's bomb disposal unit.
 
Beaumont was charged with first degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of an explosive with an intent to use it against a person or property.
 
Deputies say Beaumont's arrest came Thursday while they were questioning him about a domestic incident earlier in the day.
 
In that incident, Beaumont allegedly got into a physical fight with two women at another Copenhagen home and damaged a pickup truck in the driveway using a baseball bat.
 
He was charged in that incident with second degree criminal mischief, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of second degree harassment.
 
He was arraigned in Denmark town court and sent to jail on $10,000 bail.
Monday, September 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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