A former Fairborn resident and Wright State University graduate who was arrested on Interstate 70 New Year's Day with dozens of explosive devices in his car now faces additional charges.
Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, of Moores Hill, Ind.,made an initial court appearance today and had an additional charge of illegal assembly and possession of chemical weapons added to his initial charge of illegal manufacture or processing of explosives.
His arrest stems from a traffic stop initiated by Trooper W. Scott Davis on westbound I-70 near mile marker 85 in Madison County on New Year's Day in which a weapon was seen and then the bomb squad was called because of unknown objects in the car.
Investigators said in court today that there were more explosives in the car than initially reported. In total, law enforcement officers recovered 58 small improvised initiators, 25 improvised explosive devices, a medicine bottle weighing 1.5 pounds filled explosive materials and four additional explosive devices that did not have fuses. Also in the car, Boguslawski had a remote initiator and several loaded guns, including an AR 15 sniper rifle.
Prosecutors believe that Boguslawski made the devices found in his car, but they are still trying to work out where exactly the bombs were manufactured and what he intended to do with the arsenal.
At the time of the traffic stop he told troopers that he was traveling through Ohio on his way home from his father's house in Pennsylvania. He had blueprints for an unidentified building in the car with him when he was arrested.
Boguslawski had an Indiana CCW permit in the car as well, but troopers do not believe it's authentic.
His $1 million bond was continued on Friday, and he remains in custody in custody in Madison County.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Boguslawski's white Dodge Caravan was clocked at 85 mph in a 70 mph zone, prompting the traffic stop.
When Davis approached the vehicle, he asked Boguslawski if he had any weapons, to which he replied, "No." However, when Davis walked back to the vehicle with a ticket, he noticed the butt of a gun tucked between Boguslawski's legs.
"I said, 'I thought you told me there were no weapons in the car.' He said there is not. I then said, 'Well then what's that between your legs?'," Davis said in court on Friday.
Boguslawski is a member of the Indiana National Guard and was previously a member of the Ohio National Guard, said Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree, a public affairs officer with the Indiana National Guard. From April 2007-2010 he worked as a groundskeeper at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana, which provides training for all military branches and first-responders.
He then completed military intelligence training and was assigned as an intelligence analyst with a reconnaissance unit before transferring to the Indiana National Guard Medical Discharge Unit in November. His security clearance has been suspended pending the outcome of the case, Van Bree said.
In 2004, Boguslawski lived in Fairborn. He graduated from Wright State University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership, university officials confirmed.
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