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South Forsyth man arrested after destructive devices found in home
Jeremy Ives 11-17-14

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities say destructive devices were found in a south Forsyth home Sunday night after family members discovered the suspicious items and called 911.

The family of Jeremy Ives, 24, was in the common area of their home in a subdivision when they made the discovery.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office handled the call before bringing in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s bomb disposal unit.

Detectives did not believe Ives had an immediate plan to use the homemade devices, which were not posing an immediate threat to his family or neighbors, said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Ives was being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center after being picked up without incident in neighboring Hall County by Forsyth Sheriff’s deputies and Gainesville police.

A judge set an $11,110 bond for Ives during his first appearance hearing Monday morning. He has been charged with possession of a destructive device.

“This is something we take very seriously any time someone creates these kinds of devices,” Regan said.

Authorities found three assembled devices and a fourth unassembled one, all of which were homemade chemical mixes with a fuse.

The GBI is testing the mixtures for additional contents.

A dog specialized in detecting explosives was unable to find more devices around the home.

Five adult family members lived in the home. They were apparently in the process of evicting Ives from the residence, Regan said.

A motive was not immediately known, but remains under investigation.