Military explosive weapons were found in the residence of Marcus Spurgeon during his arrest. Following the discovery, police officers shut down a road in Irvine, Kentucky and evacuated other residents as a precaution.On August 17, at around 4:30 p.m., police officers from Irvine Police Department in Kentucky executed an arrest warrant for Marcus Spurgeon, 33, for disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. However, when given the consent to search Spurgeon’s vehicle during the arrest, the officers noticed items that seemed suspicious.
Nonetheless, an article in WYMT states that Spurgeon gave the officers a written consent to search his house on Stephens Avenue where they discovered military explosive weapons, along with several handguns, long guns, and ammunition.
Following Discovery of Military Explosive Weapons
According to an article in Fox News, following the discovery of the military explosive weapons, the officers immediately began evacuating three residences on each side of Spurgeon’s house before evacuating the whole street and shutting down the road as a precaution.
Thereafter, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was contacted to work with the officers. Upon the arrival of the ATF bomb tech, the military explosive weapons were X-rayed and later determined to be full of powder.
Fortunately, the police and the ATF were able to remove the military explosive weapons safely which allowed the residents back into their houses. Ultimately, Irvine Police Chief John Sturniolo stated that an additional wanton endangerment charge will soon be filed against Spurgeon.