Washington man arrested for homemade explosives

Published 10:14 am Friday, February 10, 2023

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On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, the Washington Police Department received information that Joseph Hardison, W/M 45 years old of Washington, had possible bomb making material at his former residence.  The Washington Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigations searched several locations in the Washington area, including Highland Apartments and Park Boat Company.  These searches resulted in locating several homemade explosives and explosive precursor chemicals used to manufacture homemade explosives.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that there was no immediate threat to the general public.

Hardison was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and is currently being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond.