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Summit County man arrested after explosives found at home

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 22, 2021

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A Summit County man is in custody after explosive devices were found at his home that he had threatened to blow up with his wife's dogs inside.

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Gary Lee Jamieson, 56, threatened to barricade himself inside the home and burn it down, according to a probable cause statement. He was stopped by a sheriff's deputy after the threat was called in to police.

A loaded .357 revolver was found in jamieson's vehicle, a violation of his "restricted person" status as a prior convicted felon.

Deputies reported an odor of propane around the home and called fire officials, who found propane tanks connected to a car batteries, as well as wires and battery chargers that indicated it was a possible explosive device.

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A witness claimed that Jamieson said "it was going to be like Ruby Ridge here."

During the investigation, a witness reported that there were ongoing domestic disputes between Jamieson and his wife, and she said that she feared for her safety.

Because Jamieson was deemed a flight risk with a history of aggravated assaults in addition to the explosives found at the scene, it was recommended that he be held with no bail.