The Tulsa police discovered an ex-convict with explosives, chemicals and weapons in his apartment Wednesday evening January 30th, while investigating a domestic disturbance call. Richard Douglas Carter, age 41, was taken into custody and charged with manufacturing explosives and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police responded to a domestic disturbance call and then discovered improvised grenades and explosive devices in the home. They also found at least one sniper rifle in the suspect's bedroom. Police then made the arrest and took Mr. Carter into custody. Carter is being held without bond for the US Marshals service, with a local court date scheduled for February 8th. The FBI and ATF are also assisting in the investigation and it is possible that additional charges, including federal charges, may be filed against Carter as more evidence is collected.
The Greens of Bedford apartment complex in Southeast Tulsa had to be evacuated for the safety of residents, while investigators and a bomb squad team searched the apartment. A criminal records search revealed a Richard Douglas Carter of the same age and location with an Assault & Battery - Domestic abuse conviction from 1997. Initial reports had stated that he was being held on 60,000 dollars bond, but the most recent reports suggest that he is temporarily being held without bond for the US Marshals service. Federal charges may be pending.