New details in IED arrest
Kentucky State Police have released the name of the man arrested Thursday morning after a homemade improvised explosive device was found by a state trooper during a traffic stop.
The man, 45-year-old Michael Jack Higgs of Grant Pass, Oregon, was charged with third degree use of weapon of mass destruction, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain insurance, and operating on a suspended operator’s license.
KSP says troopers found an IED inside Higgs' vehicle. The interstate was shut down while KSP hazard devices examined it. After it was rendered safe and no other explosive devices were found, the vehicle was cleared and the interstate was reopened.
Higgs was jailed in the Caldwell County Jail. KSP says a woman who was a passenger in the vehicle doesn't face any charges.