Man caught with possible pipe bomb in Kettering faces charges

A 26-year-old man caught with a possible pipe bomb during his arrest last month on a warrant now faces charges.

The Dayton Bomb Squad had to detonate the device Kettering police found late March 13 when they arrested Michael Joshua Rhea.

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The ordnance was inside Rhea’s car in the Dot’s Market parking lot at 2274 Patterson Road in Kettering.

The bomb squad detonated the device around midnight at the Leaf Farm on Spaulding Road, police said.

Rhea was indicted Wednesday for carrying concealed weapons, unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance and inducing panic. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

He remains in the Montgomery County Jail, where he has been held since his March 13 arrest.

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