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Arrests made in South Bryan home explosion
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Authorities stand outside a home on Demeries Lake Lane which was damaged by an explosion on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2023. - photo by Lewis Levine

Two men have been arrested in connection with a Jan. 13 explosion in a house on Demeries Lake Lane in South Bryan.

Caleb Kinsey, 33, was arrested in Louisiana, according to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King. He is charged with .possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Stephen Glosser, 36, was “arrested locally” and is charged with possessing, transporting and receiving explosives, according to King.

At approximately 5 a.m. on January 13, Bryan County Emergency Services responded to a report of an explosion at a residential structure,” said Commissioner King. “In a joint effort between the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the cause of the explosion was found to be an IED comprised of a binary explosive compound. I am extremely proud of the investigators who worked together to bring this case to a swift close.”

Neither of the home’s two occupants, both of whom were at the house, were injured.

A Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office report said Larissa Apperson and her daughter had just moved into the unfurnished home the day before “and it was their first time staying in the house since the purchase.”

Apperson told BCSO she was in her bedroom at some point between 4-5 a.m. when she “heard a huge bang, which she described sounding like a gunshot,” and “felt like something exploded.”

The woman said she immediately got her dog and went to get her daughter, who had been sleeping in the living room.

Apperson said she called her mother, who in turn dialed 911, the report siad.

It’s unclear what caused the explosion, according Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Fire Chief Sean Curry.

He said when he arrived at the home there were no flames and firefighting equipment did not have to be deployed.

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