Man indicted for making IEDs

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Pearl River County resident allegedly involved in the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices found during a medical emergency call was denied bond last week by a federal court judge.

According to court documents, Michael Dakota Lumpkin, 21, of Pearl River County was denied bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on April 16.

Lumpkin was indicted on March 4 for knowingly possessing a firearm, which was described as a pressure activated destructive device, court documents stated.

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The charges are connected to an incident that took place at 402 Joe Smith Rd. in Carriere on August 7, 2012.

According to a previously story in the Picayune Item, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department deputies and medical personnel responded to a call of a person who had overdosed, which led to the discovery of active methamphetamine labs on the property along with a couple of booby traps comprised of improvised explosive devices.

At the time the story was published, only the arrest of Robert Lumpkin, who was 37 years old at the time, had been made.

After deputies located what appeared to be booby traps, they contacted the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms division of Homeland Security, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Biloxi Police Department bomb squad, the previous story stated.

According to court documents, Michael Lumpkin was self taught in manufacturing explosive devices and admitted to manufacturing several improvised explosive devices when he was arrested in August 2012.

According to court documents, Michael Lumpkin was sentenced to 20 years under the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ supervision after pleading guilty to the manufacturing of methamphetamine in 2012.

Michael Lumpkin was released from prison on April 2, 2014 and went to live with his mother in Pearl River County, court documents stated.